Roman Utkin

Assistant Professor of Russian Studies


Ph.D., M.Phil. Yale University
M.A., B.A. Kazan State University, Russia

I specialize in 20th-century Russian and Soviet poetry, prose, and visual culture, with emphases on comparative modernisms, exile, urban poetics, and queer theory. My current book project, tentatively titled Russian Berlin: Culture of a Modernist Diaspora, explores the ways Russian émigré authors forged an alternative Russian tradition abroad. As a native speaker of both Tatar and Russian, I am also interested in the cultures of Russia’s non-majority peoples, Turkic avant-gardes, and ethnic difference in a transnational world.