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Trevor Wilson

Trevor Wilson

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Trevor Wilson, Assistant Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Trevor Wilson is a specialist in Russo-Soviet philosophy as well as the intellectual history of the Russian diaspora. He is currently writing a book on Alexandre Kojève and the legacy of Russian philosophy in France. He has also published on post-socialist literature, queer theory, and contemporary Russian cinema.

  • Russo-Soviet philosophy
  • Russian diaspora studies
  • Marxism
  • Critical theory
  • Contemporary Russian cinema
  • PhD in Russian literature, University of Pittsburgh
  • MA in Russian literature, University of Pittsburgh
  • BA in Russian and French, University of Pittsburgh
  • Member, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Member, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
  • Member, American Comparative Literature Association
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Fulbright Research Grant, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (2017-18)
  • DAAD Intensivsprachkurs (2018)

Journal Articles

“Kojève’s Gift: How a Russian Philosopher Brought an ‘Other’ Love to the West.” Slavic and East European Journal 63.3 (2020): 579-596.

Book Chapters

“Contending Alterities: Drag Show, Roma Camp…,” in Cinemasaurus: Russian Film in Contemporary Context, eds. Nancy Condee, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2019).

“Nothing but Mammals: Post-Soviet Sexuality after the End of History,” in The Human Reimagined: Posthumanism in Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, eds. Colleen McQuillen and Julia Vaingurt (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2018).

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