Kit Pribble received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of
California, Berkeley in 2022. Her area of specialization is Russian Romantic prose, with a focus
on the way prose forms in the 1830s and 40s were shaped by influences from the visual, musical,
and dramatic arts. Her secondary specialization is second language acquisition with an emphasis
on intercultural competence. She has published and presented papers on Lermontov, digital
social reading in L2 pedagogy, comparative Romantic poetics, and Dostoevsky. Other research
interests include Slavic folklore and the intersections between Russian realism and the American
Southern Gothic tradition. One of her current projects explores vampirism as a vehicle for
nostalgia in contemporary Russian television.
She has lived in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Kazan and traveled extensively in Eastern Europe.
She recently completed a three-month Fellowship as a guest of the Modell Romantik research
group at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. When she is not traveling, teaching, or
conducting research, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and long-distance running.
She is happy to return to her home state of North Carolina after eight years in the Bay Area.