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Maya Vinokour

Image of Maya Vinkour, smiling. Vinkour is a professor with the NYU Slavic Studies Department.

Dr. Maya Vinokour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. Her forthcoming book, Work Flows: Stalinist Liquids in Russian Labor Culture (Cornell University Press, 2024)investigates the metaphor of flow as a central figure in Russian labor discourse since 1870. She has written on contemporary Russian politics and culture for the Jordan Center Blog, which she edits; for the Los Angeles Review of Booksand for Foreign PolicyCurrently, she and several collaborators are creating a bilingual, public-facing multimedia sourcebook of the post-Soviet 1990s, which charts the rise and fall of Russia's only independent public sphere to date. This work is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Jordan Center, and an NYU University Research Challenge Fund grant. She is co-editor (with Ainsley Morse and Maria Vassileva) and -translator of Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and An Interview (Columbia University Press, 2017), a collected volume by the contemporary fiction author and Runet pioneer Linor Goralik. She is also the translator of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Lame Fate | Ugly Swans (Chicago Review Press, 2020).

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