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Dr. Katherine Bowers

Associate Professor

Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Katherine Bowers is an Associate Professor of Slavic Studies at UBC. She holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Northwestern, 2011) and her research expertise is in Russian literature and culture, particularly that of the nineteenth century. Her work has appeared in Slavic Review and The Modern Languages Review, among others, and she is currently working on a monograph about gothic influence on Russian realism. Dr. Bowers is also actively involved in Dostoevsky studies, particularly in public engagement projects related to Dostoevsky and his works. Before joining the UBC faculty, she was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a Research Fellow of Darwin College.

Research Interests

Genre and narrative in nineteenth-century Russian literature; cultural translation; imagined geography; information technology; and comparative literature.