This site is managed by Kristin Reed, a faculty member in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Focused Inquiry. Since 2014 I’ve served as the curriculum and textbook coordinator for UNIV111/112, the university’s year-long interdisciplinary freshman seminar.

Below is a quick snapshot of what I’ve been up to recently. Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch! kreed at vcu dot edu.

You can download my full CV here.


poetry in Russian and English, interdisciplinary studies and curriculum design, biopolitics, counter-storytelling, narrative method in conflict analysis, alternative and underground publishing, higher education and community engagement, incarceration and reentry.

Education and training

2009, Phd – Indiana University, Department of Comparative Literature
Minor fields: Russian Literature and Slavic Linguistics, Art History

Inclusive teaching: I have completed Safe Zone, Green ZoneGlobal Education, and Inclusivity training from VCU.

Community-based conflict resolution: I’ve completed conflict analysis and resolution training from Virginia’s Alliance for Unitive Justice and the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Recent Presentations

Co-presenter, “Victimizing Offenders and Criminalizing Victimhood: Mass Incarceration as Protracted Latent Conflict.” Conference on The Politics of Victimhood in Conflict Resolution. George Mason University, November 2015.

Workshop co-facilitator, “Developing Community-Based Solutions Outside of the Criminal Justice System.” International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education. George Mason University, May 2015.

“These Are War Pictures: Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond City Jail.” Virginia Race Histories and Universities Conference. University of Virginia, November 2013.

“On Translating Dmitrii Prigov.” Annual Meeting of the American Literary Translators Association. Indiana University, Oct. 2013.


“Versographies by Dmitri Prigov” [translation and introduction] Qui Parle 20.2 (2012): 183-197. Available via .pdf or JSTOR.

“Language and Memory in Nabokov’s ‘Revolution’” in Literature of Exile of East and Central Europe. Agnieszka Gutthy, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2009. Available via Pdf or Google Books.

“A Palette of Portents: Rural Portraiture in Seamus Heaney and Pieter Brueghel.”ANQ25.4 (2012): 233-239. Available via Pdf.

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