- Literary and Cultural Studies
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. Her research and teaching interests lie on the intersection of cultural studies, post-Soviet memory studies, neomedievalism, and death studies. Her books and articles are translated into eleven languages.
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.