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Works in progress:

First academic monograph, Antifascism and the Avant-Garde: Radical Documentary in the 1960s (review stage)


Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution, released January 10, 2017 via Microcosm Publishing (Portland, OR). VLA Diversity Award-winning nonfiction/historical graphic novel about the Soviet Union, 192 pgs. Author-illustrator.


“Code Switching: Trials and Tribulations.” Narrative Chameleons: Code-Switching Issue 49:1, pp85-87. March 2023.

“Cultural Criticism and the Graphic Essay: Innervation, Immersion, and Analysis” in the Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century. London: Routledge, pp358-369. Graphic essay. March 10, 2023.

“Self-Revolutions of Everyday Life: The Politics of ATG” in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. Vol 4, Issue 2, pp. 133-150. Nov 22, 2021.

“Comfort Women and the Human Rights Documentary,” for the edited volume Artistic Representations of Suffering: Rights, Resistance, Recognition through the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, University of Nebraska-Omaha, published by Rowman and Littlefield. Graphic essay. Chapter 15, pp. 185-197. October 2021.

“Fury and the Landscape Film: Three Men Who Left Their Will on Concrete.” in ARTMargins, published by MIT Press. Vol 10, Issue 1. pp. 39-59. April 30, 2021.

“Form, Function, and Style in the Graphic Essay.” Sequentials Journal. Issue 1.4: Materiality – Drawing on Technologies. May 2020. Published online, click to access.

"Night and Fog in Japan and the Staging of Anti-Imperialism.” Media Fields Journal: Critical Explorations in Media and Space. Issue 15. March 2020. Published online, click to access.

“A Stony Stone, a Cinematic Cinema: Shklovskian Estrangement in Dziga Vertov’s Kino-Eye," Oxford Research in English. Issue 9, Autumn 2019. Issue on Strangeness/Estranged. Published online, click to access.​

“Spirit Princess and the Snow Queen: The Soviet Roots of Princess Mononoke,” in Princess Mononoke: Understanding Studio Ghibli's Monster Princess, anthology edit. Rayna Denison, 23 p., London: Bloomsbury. January 2018.

“Butterflies, Beetles, and Postwar Japan: Semi-Documentary in the 1960s,” in The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinemas, Vol. 9 Issue 1, pp.14-29. May 2017.

“Chris Marker’s Animated Owls: Affects of Estrangement,” in The Cine-Files, Vol. 12, Special Issue: Chris Marker and Jacques Rivette, Spring 2017. Published online, click to access.

“Nuclear Skin: Hiroshima and the Critique of Embodiment in Affairs Within Walls,” in The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Cinema: Critical Essays, anthology edit. Matthew Edwards, , pp.99-110, North Carolina: McFarland & Co, 2015.

“Lethal Film: The Cine-phile/Cine-fetish of Infinite Jest,” in Burning Daylight, Volume 3, 12 p., Sonoma State University Department of English, 2014.

Journal Issues Edited

Guest editor of Jewish Currents Winter/Spring 2022: The Soviet Issue. Co-edited with Tova Benjamin, Oksana Mironova, Sasha Senderovich, and Anna Shternshis.


Book review of Rossen Djagalov’s From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2020) for The Journal of Asian Studies for Vol 80, Issue 3, pp.823-824 September 1, 2021.

“’A Riot is the Language of the Unheard’: The Grassroots Activism of Whose Streets? (2017).” Middle West Review, Vol 6: Numbers 1-2, pp. 222-224. University of Nebraska Press. Fall-Spring 2019-2020.

Review of Interpreting Anime by Christopher Bolton for Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol 4: Issue 2, pp.164-166. July 2019.

“The Revolution in Vitebsk,” a review of the Jewish Museum exhibit "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922." Published in Jewish Currents, Oct 24, 2018.

Review of Cartoon Dialectics, Vol 1-3 by Tom Kaczynski. Cleaver Magazine, September 2018.

“Documentary Review: Sennan Asbestos Disaster by Kazuo Hara (2017).” Published in Aug 2018 for Asian Movie Pulse.

“Theses on the Philosophy of Walter Benjamin,” a book review in graphic narrative format, The Paper Brigade, Vol. 2, pp. 57-64, 2018.

“History Unveiled: Soviet Communism and American Women,” Lilith Magazine, 1 p., Fall 2017.

“Two Contentious New Waves: ‘Oshima x Godard’ at BAM,” in The Brooklyn Rail. Published March 12, 2017.

Web-based and Other Publications

“There Are No Easy Answers in Ukraine.” Article in graphic narrative format, reflecting on the Ukraine conflict. The Nib. Originally published March 22, 2022 and additionally syndicated in nonfiction aggregate Tinyview.

“Immigrants from a Place that No Longer Exists.” Co-authored with Oksana Mironova. A conversation between post-Soviet Millennial Jews on the left, featuring the authors alongside Ania Aizman, Gregory Afinogenov, Rafael Shimunov, and Rivka Yeker. Featured in “The Soviet Issue” of Jewish Currents, Winter/Spring 2022.

“We Need More Stories of Post-Soviet Jews.” Co-authored with Tova Benjamin, Oksana Mironova, and Sasha Senderovich. Editors’ note for “The Soviet Issue” of Jewish Currents, Winter/Spring 2022, published March 30, 2022.

“Invisible Violence,” article in graphic narrative format, reflecting on the Black Lives Matter protests. Jewish Currents Housing issue, Fall 2020.

“In Praise of Estrangement,” in World Literature Today. Article in graphic narrative format. Issue on graphic memoir and non-fiction comics, pp. 54-57. Spring 2020.

“Dziga Vertov: The Man Behind the Camera,” in Jewish Currents. Article in graphic narrative format. Art and Activism issue, 3 p., Summer 2018.

“How Do You Make Literature Studies Relevant?” Post published on Nov 3, 2016 for the American Philosophical Association (APA) Blog. Written with Gabriella Lindsay (NYU) and Wassim Rustom (University of Oslo).

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