B.A. Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2009
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2017
Anastasiya Osipova received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU. Her dissertation project is about the rhetoric of life in Soviet literature and literary theory of the 1920s and 1930s. Her research and teaching interests include Soviet literature, art, and film and their afterlives in contemporary culture. She is a co-founder and an editor of Cicada Press, an imprint that pursues contemporary politically engaged poetic texts. Her writing on art and cinema has appeared in publications such as n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, and Texte Zur Kunst.
Soviet literary theory, literature, and film, Russian 21st-century culture, the intersections of aesthetics and politics
Professor Anastasiya Osipova co-edited and contributed translations to the first collection poems to be published in English by the Russian radical poet, performer, and activist Roman Osminkin, Circling the Square: Maidan & Cultural Insurgency in Ukraine (Cicada Press, 2016).
Osipova’s translation of Osminkin’s “Riot Cop in Balaclava” was published by n+1.
Osipova's travel piece about the Ukraine, “Valhalla for some, luxury condos for others,” appears in the Winter 2016 issue of n+1.