Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Katherine Bowers is Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on questions of genre, narrative, and cultural history in Russian literature across the long nineteenth century. Bowers holds a BA (2002) and MA (2004) from the University of Virginia and an MA (2006) and PhD (2011) from Northwestern University. Before joining UBC in 2015, she was a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Research Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. Her first monograph, Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic, is forthcoming from University of Toronto Press. Bowers has published articles in a number of journals including Slavic Review, The Modern Language Review, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Gothic Studies. Much of her work is collaborative, including four co-edited volumes and a co-edited cluster for Modern Languages Open. Her current projects include a monograph about science fiction and imagined geographies at the turn of the twentieth century and, with Kate Holland, a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada-funded Digital Humanities project investigating Dostoevsky’s corpus. Bowers is currently Vice-President of the North American Dostoevsky Society and a Member-at-Large on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Slavists. She was a graduate student member of the ASEEES Board and has also served on the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, the Humanities Commons Steering Committee, and the Graduate Student Travel Grant Award Committee. She would be honored to continue her service to the field as Member-at-Large on the ASEEES Board.