Curriculum Vitae

Education

Teaching Experience

Columbia University

  • Core Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization (political, moral, religious, and social philosophy)

  • Core Lecturer in Literature Humanities

  • Emancipation of the Self in 20th Century Russia and the European Modern

 

Columbia University

New York, NY

2007 - Ph.D.

2004 - M.Phil

2000 - MA

Literature Humanities  

Literature Humanities is a discussion-based, writing-intensive class exploring works of Western literature from Homer to Virginia Woolf. Required for all undergraduate students, it forms part of the  Core Curriculum at Columbia University. As the instructor, I plan and design my own classes; create  my own paper topics (three per semester), midterms and quizzes; and critique and grade all  student work myself.

 

Contemporary Civilization

Contemporary Civilization is a discussion based writing intensive class exploring works of Western political, moral, social, and religious  philosophy. Required for all undergraduate students, it forms part of the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. As the instructor, I plan and design my own classes; create my own paper topics (three per semester), all exams and quizzes; and critique and grade all student work myself.

 

Emancipation of the Self in 20th Century Russia and the European Modern

A survey of the conceptual commonalities in ideas, forms, and styles found in early 20th century Russian and Western European culture. Discussions include works of Sologub, Briusov, Bely, Gipius, the composers Skriabin and Stravinsky, and the artists Roerich, Benois, and Kandinsky. Emphasis is on the new views of the Self established in philosophy, art, architecture, literature, theater, music, and analytical psychology, and represented by Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, Hofmannsthal, Schnitzler, Rilke, Olbrich, Wagner, Klimt, Richard Strauss, and Schoenberg.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Munich, Germany

1993 - ABD

Kliment Ochridski University

Sofia, Bulgaria

1982 - M.A.