Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Louise McReynolds

Graduate Email:

Curriculum Vitae


B.A., History, Northwest Missouri State University, 2008
M.A., Modern European History, Saint Louis University, 2010
M.A., Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
M.A. Thesis: “A Slap in the Face of Public Taste: The Russian Futurists’ Aesthetics of Revolution”

Research Interests

My dissertation is entitled: “Trans-Siberian Futurism: David Burliuk and Modernity in Revolutionary Russia's Periphery, 1910-1920.” My research interests include early twentieth-century Russian history, particularly cultural and social history. I’m interested in how avant-garde artists sought to spread modernism to Siberian populations and how these audiences responded to modern culture.

Courses Offered

  • HIST 161: Russia Becomes an Empire, TA.
  • HIST 140: The World Since 1945, TA.