Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Director, Film Studies Program
Faculty, Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies
Director, Russian Film Symposium
Deputy Editor, KinoKultura (www.kinokultura.com)
University of Pittsburgh
Padunov received his B.A. from Brooklyn College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Cornell University. He has taught at the University of Iowa and Hunter College, as well as in Germany and Russia.
Together with Nancy Condee, he directed the Working Group on Contemporary Russian Culture (1990-93), supported by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council. His work has been published in the US (The Nation, October, WideAngle), the UK (Framework, New Left Review, New Formations), and Russia (Voprosy literatury, Znamia, Iskusstvo kino). His areas of research include Russian visual culture, narrative history and theory, film history.
"Imperial Acorn —> National Oaks: The Eighth KinoForum." Kinokultura (July 2005). (http://www.kinokultura.com/articles/jul04.html).
"Stars Above Almaty: Kazakh Cinema Between 1998 and 2003." KinoKultura 3 (Jan 2004). (http://www.kinokultura.com/articles/jan04.html).
"Moscow's Silver Anniversary: XXV Moscow International Film Festival (20-29 June 2003)." KinoKultura 1 ( July 2003). (http://www.kinokultura.com/articles/july2-03.html).
"Subtropical Cinema: Kinotavr, Collective Heroes, and Small Screens," with Nancy Condee. KinoKultura 1 (July 2003). (http://www.kinokultura.com/articles/july03.html).
"Views of the Present As Visions of the Past," Iskusstvo kino 10, 1996.
"'Large Loose Baggy Monsters': The Poetics of Excess in Contemporary Russian Culture" in Russian Literature of the XX Century: Directions and Tendencies (Ekaterinburg: Ural State Pedagogical University, 1996).
"History and Identity in Recent Russian Cinema" in Beyond Perestroika: Jews and History in the Global Village (NY: The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, 1995).