Katia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She teaches Russian and comparative literature and culture. After finishing her MA in Slavic Languages and Literature in 2004, she continued her graduate studies at Northwestern, where she completed her PhD in 2011 with a specialization in Russian literature. From 2012-2014, Katia was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a Research Fellow of Darwin College. Katia's research areas are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature, and she is particularly interested in questions of genre and narrative, as well as cultural history, and comparative European literatures.