Maya Vinokour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. Her book project, Work Flows: Stalinist Liquids in Russian Labor Culture, investigates the metaphor of flow as a central figure in Russian labor discourse since 1870. She has written on contemporary Russian politics and culture for the Jordan Center's All the Russias' Blog, which she edits with Eliot Borenstein; for Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media,where she has been an editor since 2013; and for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Currently, she and several collaborators are creating a bilingual, public-facing multimedia sourcebook of the post-Soviet 1990s, which charts the rise and fall of Russia's only independent public sphere to date. She is co-editor (with Ainsley Morse and Maria Vassileva) and -translator of Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and An Interview(Columbia University Press, 2017),a collected volume by the contemporary fiction author and Runet pioneer Linor Goralik.
My research interests span Russian literature and cultural history from the late nineteenth century to the present, and include Soviet labor culture, science fiction and film, and post-Soviet media.
Fellowships and Honors
2015-2016Fulbright Research Grant (Konstanz, Germany)
2013-2014Hopkinson Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2013-2014Mellon Humanities Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2012DAAD German Studies Research Grant for study at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM)