Benjamin Sutcliffe

Professor of Russian, Department of German, Russian, Asian, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, , Miami University, Oxford, OH

Current Projects
• Writing monograph on the image of sincerity (iskrennost’), consumerism, and the Soviet intelligentsia in the fiction and non-fiction of Iurii Trifonov.
• With Stephen Norris (Miami University), editing a special issue of Revolutionary Russia dedicated to young scholars’ reassessments of the 1917 revolutions.


Book: The Prose of Life: Russian Women Writers from Khrushchev to Putin (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009.

"Mother, Daughter, History: Embodying the Past in Liudmila Ulitskaia's 'Sonechka' and 'The Case of Kukotskii."' Slavic and East European Journal 4 (2009)

"Liudmila Ulitskaia's Literature of Tolerance." The Russian Review 68 (2009).

"Writing the Urals: Permanence and Ephmerality in Ol'ga Slavknikova's 2017." New Zealand Slavonic Journal 41 (2007).

"Everyday Life and the Ties that Bind in Liudmila Ulitskaia's Medea and Her Children." In "Everyday life in Russia: Subjectivities, Perspectives, and Lived Experience, eds. David Ransel, Mary Cavender, Karen Petrone, Choi Chatterjee. Indiana University Press. Forthcoming.

Research Interests

Contemporary Russian literature

The Russian novel

Russian folklore

Russian language

Studies of everyday life

Employment Since Graduation

Associate Professor of Russian in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages at Miami University in Ohio, 2004-present

Dissertation Title and Year

University of Pittsburgh, 2004