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Faculty Fellow

Olga Solovieva

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Comparative Literature University of Chicago


Olga Solovieva works on developing interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of literature and culture. The major question of Solovieva's research and teaching is how to transgress academic boundaries in order to be able to grasp the full complexity of the cultural production that has so far shaped our history and consciousness.

Her co-edited volume Japan's Russia: Challenging the East-West Paradigm (with Sho Konishi) (Cambria Press, 2021), as well as her forthcoming book The Russian Kurosawa (Oxford University Press, 2022) and her current book project Thomas Mann’s Russia, examine the political, philosophical and mediating function of the reception of Russian literature in East and West. Before joining the faculty of Comparative Literature, Solovieva was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Committee on Social Thought.

To learn more about her research and publications, please visit her profile page.


Cultures of Protest in Contemporary Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia

Project Team:

2018 – 2019