Jenny Kaminer


Position Title
Associate Professor of Russian


Jenny Kaminer is Associate Professor in the Department of German and Russian. Her research interests include gender and Russian culture, especially the representation of maternity, Russian theater and drama, and post-Soviet culture. She has published several articles on Russian literature, culture, and drama. Her book, Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture (Northwestern University Press) was published in 2014. She regularly teaches a course on Jews and Russian Culture, offered through her department and Jewish Studies.