is a writer and translator based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their interests include autoethnography, queer-communism, and the russophone world. They have translated a broad range of contemporary russophone authors, particularly leftist and queer-feminist poets, publishing in a variety of print and online journals and on their translation blog: https://joan-brooks.com/
. They are also the author of Greetings, Pushkin!: Stalinist Cultural Politics and the Russian National Bard
(Pittsburgh UP, 2016) and numerous scholarly articles.
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