Current Position

Assistant Director, Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University


  • Rutgers University, MLIS. School of Communication and Information (January 2015)
    Digital Libraries Specialization
  • Columbia University, Ph.D. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (May 2010)
  • Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Certificate (New York, May 2004)
  • Rutgers University, B.A. History/Political Science and Russian Language/Literature (May 1999)

Additional Training and Workshop Participation

  • Methods for Library Staff Professional Development of Digital Humanities Skills, workshop at Digital Humanities 2014 conference (Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014)
  • GLAMHack-Philly, Hackathon at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, February 2014)
  • Introduction to XSLT for Humanists, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Victoria, BC, June 2013)
  • ThatCamp MLA Boston 2013, Northeastern University (Boston, January 2013)
  • Princeton Project Management Methodology Training (Princeton University, Nov 2012)
  • Large Project Planning and Management, Europäische Sommeruniversität Kulturen & Technologien, Leipzig University (Leipzig, Germany, July 2012)
  • NEH Summer Slavic Institute: America Engages Eurasia: Studies, Teaching and Resources, Columbia University (New York, June-July 2011)
  • Creation of a Digital Edition, Europäische Sommeruniversität Kulturen & Technologien, Leipzig University (Leipzig, Germany, July 2010)

Library & Archives Work

  • Project Archivist, The Serge Prokofiev Archive, Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library (March 2015-current)
  • Digital Humanities Project Manager, Princeton University Library (September 2014-May 2016)
  • Project Manager, The Blue Mountain Project, Princeton University Library (September 2012-August 2014)
  • Archives Assistant and Consultant, ACER-MJO (L’ Action Chrétienne des Etudiants Russes-Mouvement de Jeunesse Orthodoxe), Paris, France (October 2010-August 2012)
  • Reference Assistant, Alexander Library, Rutgers University (January-April 2012)
  • Intern for Robert Davis, Librarian for Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies, Columbia University Library (September 2011-May 2012)
  • Archives Assistant and Consultant, Amherst College Archives and Amherst College Center for Russian Culture, Amherst MA (January-May 2011; March 2012)

Service and Leadership

  • Co-Project Manager, “Transforming the PhD at Princeton,” NEH Next Generation PhD Planning Grant (February 2016-August 2017)
  • Co-Founder and Co-President of DH-Slavic, the Digital Humanities interest group of the
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (November 2015-present)
  • Member, Subcommittee on Digital Projects, Committee on Libraries & Information
  • Resources, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2013-2104)
  • Founder and Co-President of SCARLA, the Student College and Research Library
  • Association, Rutgers University (February 2011-May 2012)


  • Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University (Fall 2011)
    • Second-Year Russian
  • Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Fordham University (Fall 2011)       
    • Introduction to Russian
  • Lecturer, Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mt. Holyoke College (Fall 2009)
    • Elementary Russian
    • Women on the Verge of the Twentieth Century: Chekhov’s Stories and Plays
  • Lecturer, Russian Department, Smith College (2008-2009)
    • Elementary Russian
    • Intermediate Russian
    • The Women of Russian Modernism, Advanced Seminar, Taught in Russian


Articles and Book Chapters

  • Periodical Studies: Why and How to Re-read East European Journals.” (co-authored with Philip Gleisser). ASEEES NewsNet 56.1 (2016)
  • “Our Mother of Paris: The ‘Creative Renewal’ of Mariology in the Russian Emigration, 1920s-1940s,” in Vera Shevzov and Amy Adams, eds. Framing Mary: The Mother of God in Modern Russian Culture, (forthcoming 2017, Northern Illinois University Press)
  •  “Interfacing Diachrony: Rethinking Lexical Annotation in Digital Editions” (with Toma Tasovac), under review for publication. *Winner of Second Prize, Global:DH Humanities Essay Prize (December 2013)
  •  “Building a Lexicographic Infrastructure for Serbian Digital Libraries” (with Toma Tasovac), in Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), Proceedings [Online], Volume 12 (12 June 2012)  
  • “Introducing America: The Shape of American Culture in Sophia Pregel’s Journal Novosselye (1942-1950),” in The Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the XX-XXI Centuries. International Conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of The New Review/Novyi Zhurnal (The NewReview, Inc.: New York, 2012), 54-66.


  • “The Blue Mountain Project: A Conversation with Natalia Ermolaev,” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (December 2014, vol. 52 no. 04)

Talks, Conferences, Workshops

Invited Talks and Workshop Leadership

  • Grant Writing Workshop, National Digital Stewardship Residents Symposium, Brooklyn Historical Society (April 2016)
  • Panel Discussion on Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaboration Throughout  the Research Lifecycle,  Sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries, New Jersey Chapter, Seton Hall University (March 2016)
  • “Digital Historical Periodicals: Emerging Methods for Collection, Analysis, and Teaching” at Periodicals and Literary Culture: Comparative Perspectives A One-Day Symposium,  Department of German & Russian Studies, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO, April 2014)

Conference Participation

  • “The Digital Émigré: Russian Periodical Studies and DH in the Slavic Fields.”  Poster (with Philip Gleissner) Digital Humanities 2016 (Kraków, Poland, July 2016)
  •  “APIs in Digital Humanities: The Infrastructural Turn” Roundtable, Digital Humanities 2016 (Kraków, Poland, July 2016)
  • “Liberating the Avant Garde: The Blue Mountain Project and the Creation of a Web Resource for Magazines” (with Clifford Wulfman) Digital Cultural Heritage 2015 International Conference, Berlin State Library (Berlin, Germany, October 2015)
  • “The Digital Émigré” (with Philip Gleissner) Roundtable "Digital Humanities: Projects, Methodology, Community" Annual Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies [ASEEES] (Philadelphia, November 2015)
  •  “Blue Mountain Springs: Tapping a Reservoir of Humanities Data” (with Clifford Wulfman) Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pennsylvania (July 2015)
  • “The Blue Mountain Project and the Language of Avant-Garde Magazines” (with Clifford Wulfman), Digital Humanities 2014 (Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014)
  • “Repatriating Russian Émigré Archives or Erasing the Existence of a Diaspora?” ASEEES (Boston, November 2013)
  • “Digital Humanities II: We Need to do more About Digital Humanities ”ASEEES (Boston, November 2013)
  • “Interfacing Diachrony: Visualizing Linguistic Change on the Basis of Digital Editions of Serbian 18th-Century Texts” (with Toma Tasovac) Digital Humanities 2012 (Hamburg, Germany, July 2011)        
  • “Toward a Lexicographic Infrastructure for Serbian Digital Libraries” (with Toma Tasovac) Libraries in the Digital Age 2012 (Zadar, Croatia, June 2012)

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • Co-organizer “ThatCamp Slavic,” Annual Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Washington, DC, November 2016)
  • Organizer “Blue Mountain-Modernist Journals Project Hackathon,” Princeton University (February 2016)
  • Co-Organizer “Decoding the Periodical: Slavic and East European Periodical Studies, Princeton University (March 2015)
  • Organizer “Remediating the Avant-Garde: Magazines and Digital Archives” Princeton University (October 2013)
  • Organizing Committee for Conference “The Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the 20-21st Centuries,” Columbia University (April 2012)

Professional Associations

  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Association of College and Research Libraries



  • English: Native
  • Russian: Heritage
  • Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian: Proficient
  • Other Slavic Languages: Reading knowledge
  • French: Proficient
  • German: Fair

Computing, Metadata Formats, Tools & Programs

  • docWorks
  • Archivists’ Toolkit
  • Dublin Core, METS, MODS, ALTO, TEI, RDF
  • Familiarity with XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Drupal, WordPress, Gephi, Scripto, Omeka.