Anne Lounsbery is Associate Professor of Russian Literature and Chair of the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies at New York University. She has published widely on nineteenth-century Russian prose, as well as on African-American and European literature. Her first book, Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2007. Her second book, Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Novel, forthcoming in 2017, reflects her recent interest in literary geographies. The recipient of various grants, including a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she regularly reviews book manuscripts, articles, and grant proposals for university presses, journals, and fellowship selection committees. She has organized symposia and conferences at NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (where she is on the faculty Advisory Board), served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, and filled numerous administrative roles at NYU. Lounsbery has particularly strong commitments to interdisciplinary work (having collaborated extensively with historians) and to increasing minority involvement in the Slavic field, both in scholarship and the classroom.