Brian James Baer received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1996. His research interests include Russian translation history, translation and censorship, discourse analysis in translation studies, and the pedagogy of translation. He is the translator of Stories by Mikhail Zhvanetsky and Not Just Brodsky by Sergei Dovlatov. He is the co-editor of Beyond the Ivory Tower: Rethinking Translation Pedagogy (John Benjamins, 2003) and the author of the monograph Other Russias (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), which was awarded an ALA Choice Award in 2011. Dr.
Yuko Kurahashi is an associate professor of theatre, Graduate Coordinator, and AOT (Art of the Theatre) supervisor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. The courses Dr.
Kevin Floyd teaches courses in literary and cultural theory, Marxism, gender studies, queer studies, and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture. He is the author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (Minnesota 2009), and of articles that have appeared in such journals as Social Text, Science and Society, Cultural Critique, and Rethinking Marxism. He is a recent recipient of Fulbright and Alexander von Humboldt grants.