Jacob Lassin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. At Yale he has taught courses in literature and Russian language. From 2015-2016, Jacob was a participant in the Mellon Graduate Concentration in the Digital Humanities. Prior to beginning his graduate work, Jacob was a Boren Scholar in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia where he studied at Bashkir State Pedagogical University and also worked at a local television station. Jacob earned his B.A. in Government and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from The College of William & Mary in 2013.