Past Member

Michael Mitsuo Kunichika

Historical Studies
Field of Study
Russian and Soviet Culture
From 9/2015 – 7/2016:

Michael Kunichika pursues interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Russian and Soviet literature and culture, with a particular focus on the modernist period and the cinema of the silent era. His project will examine a range of discursive and visual materials—from novels, films, art historical accounts, and cartographic practices—in considering the values ascribed to archaeology in late socialist culture.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 2007
Reed College B.A., 1999
Amherst College 2017 Associate Professor of Russian
Harvard University 2016–2017 Visiting Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
New York University 2008–2015 Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies