Ani Kokobobo

Ani Kokobobo

Ani Kokobobo is associate professor and chair in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas, where she teaches Russian literature and culture. Her articles on 19th-century Russian literature and culture have appeared in Tolstoy Studies Journal, Slavic Review, Russian Review and several collections.


How should Dostoevsky and Tolstoy be read during Russia’s war against Ukraine?

By: - June 4, 2022

As someone who teaches Russian literature, I can’t help but process the world through the country’s novels, stories, poems and plays, even at a time when Russian cultural productions are being canceled around the world. With the Russian army perpetrating devastating violence in Ukraine — which includes the slaughter of civilians in Bucha — the discussion of what […]