Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies
303 Ramer History House


  • Ph. D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University
  • B. A. in Russian, History, Wesleyan University

Selected publications

“Aryan or Semitic? On the Racial Origins of “Tolstoy vs. Dostoevsky,”” The Russian Review (Vol. 81, No. 2, April 2022)

“The Politics of Dostoevsky’s Religion: Nemirovich-Danchenko’s 1913 Nikolai Stavrogin,” Slavic & East European Journal, Vol. 65, No. 1 (Spring 2021)

“From the Correspondence of Roman Jakobson and Father Georges Florovsky,” Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch, vol. 4 (2016)

Lindsay’s research focuses on the novels and cultural legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the history of Russian poetry, and modernist literature, theater, and religious culture. In 2020-21 she was an ACLS fellow and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Davis Center at Harvard University. She is completing her first book, currently titled Reading Faithfully: The Russian Religious Renaissance and the Making of Dostoevsky, 1881-1917.

Her teaching interests include 19th-century Russian literature, Dostoevsky, academic writing, and late-Soviet and contemporary Russian cinema.