School of Modern Languages
Dina Khapaeva joined the School of Modern Languages in 2012. She received a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. She studies Russian literature and culture, including the grand literary tradition and Soviet and post-Soviet fiction and film. Her research and teaching interests lie on the intersection of cultural studies, post-Soviet memory studies, neomedievalism, and death studies.
Dr. Khapaeva’s latest book, The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture (The University of Michigan Press, 2017), was reviewed by Dr. Melvin Konner in Los Angeles Review of Books (https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/nightmare-consumption-on-dina-khapaevas-the-celebration-of-death-in-contemporary-culture/).
Her recent articles include “Fantastic Beats and Muggles: Antihumanism in Rowling’s Wizarding World” (https://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/reviews/fantastic-beasts-muggles-antihumanism-rowlings-wizarding-world/) and “Putin and the Apocalypse” (https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nuclear-war-putin-orthodox-approval-by-dina-khapaeva-2019-01).
In 2016, Dr. Khapaeva received an Invited Professorship at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.