PhD (2002) Saint Petersburg State University. Dissertation: “Russian Literary Utopia, XVIII-XX Centuries: The Philosophy and Poetics of the Genre.”
His researches focus on Russian Literature, early Soviet intellectual and cultural history, and on the historical and cultural politics of contemporary Russia as well (post-soviet social and cultural transformations; contemporary Russian politics of history; modernization/demodernization and politics of identity in contemporary Russia).
He is editor-in-chief of the Moscow-based intellectual journal “Emergency Rations: Debates on Politics and Culture (Neprikosnovennyj Zapas: Debaty o politike i culture)” and two series of books published in Moscow Publishing House “New Literary Observer”.
He has published in a wide range of journals including Ab Imperio, Arche, Baltic Worlds, Osteuropa, Sign Systems Studies, Social Sciences, Russian Literature, Russian Studies, Russian Studies in Literature, Slavonica, Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, New Literary Observer, etc.
His essays were translated into 14 languages (English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Latvian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Portugal, Hungarian, Hebrew, Chinese, and Japanese).
His book “History as Art of Articulation. Russian Formalists and Revolution” is forthcoming in New Literary Observer Publishing House (Moscow).