ADSEEES Steering Committee

D. BRIAN KIM is Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University. His research primarily examines experiences of translation, travel, and language-learning in prerevolutionary Russian contexts, with main areas of scholarly interest in translation studies and literary and cultural relationships between Russia, Western Europe, and East Asia.

KRISTIN TORRES is a graduate student in the Master's in Russian and Slavonic Studies program at the University of Missouri. Her chief research interests are race and racism through the lens of Central Asian immigrant experiences in Russia, inspired by her own family history of immigration and migrant labor.

SARAH VALENTINE (Ph.D. Princeton University) teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Northwestern University. Her research interests include translation theory and practice, contemporary poetry and poetics, postcolonial and transnational theory, Soviet-era Russian-African intellectual encounter, and race and blackness in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia and the US.

EMILY WANG is PhD candidate in the Slavic Languages and Literatures program at Princeton University. She is an editor of the Minorities Abroad Project at SRAS.