I am an associate professor and the Deputy Chair of the Department
of Foreign Languages at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia. I am an applied linguist and my current research interests lie in the field of writing for publication in the global context, how scholars work in the times of the increasing publication pressure. I draw on academic literacies research tradition and the conceptual frame of the geopolitics of academic writing which I see as sound theoretical and methodological grounds for exploring publishing experiences of scholars. I am also interested in the sociolinguistic aspects of academic and professional writing as well as in teaching writing for publication issues (f2f and online modes of instruction).
My empirical investigations inform the research writing modules I develop. I have designed and taught courses in research writing and communication, writing for publication, political rhetoric, argumentation and critical writing for students. I have also been serving as an independent editor for leading English-medium journals published in Russia. I have published a number of research papers and books with the leading Russian and international publishers (https://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/26649302#sci
I am a certified Cambridge ESOL examiner and currently doing my Ph.D. degree in applied linguistics with a leading UK University.