Melvin Thomas

Ph.D Candidate

B.A. in Government and Russian, Georgetown University (2018)


Year Begun: 2020

Research Interests: 
Russian Orthodoxy (Biblical, liturgical, theological subtexts) in Russian literature and poetry; Slavophilism and Russian attitudes towards the West; Jews and anti-Semitism in Russian literature

Conference Presentations: 

- Heteroglossia and Heterodoxy: Bakhtinian Confessions in Leskov’s "Episcopal Judgment" (ASEEES, 2022)

- In Between, Above and Beyond: East, West, and Middle East in Solovev’s Poetics (AATSEEL, 2022)

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Languages: English, Russian, French (Intermediate), Hebrew (Beginner), Malayalam (Heritage)