Chloë Kitzinger

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Honors College Faculty Fellow

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[On Leave - Spring 2024]


Dr. Chloë Kitzinger is an Affiliated Faculty Fellow at the Honors College and Associate Professor of Russian at Rutgers University. She is currently serving as Acting Director of the Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures and is affiliated faculty with the Program in Comparative Literature. Dr. Kitzinger received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale, an M.A. in Russian from Middlebury College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Rutgers in 2017, she was a Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows. Her research focuses on the Russian, European, and American novel and on narrative and literary theory; other academic interests include translation studies and science fiction. She is the author of Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel (2021), as well as articles on Vladimir Nabokov, Andrei Bely, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Zora Neale Hurston, The Wire, and other topics. Dr. Kitzinger teaches courses cross-listed in Russian & East European, Comparative Literature, and English. Her most recent course was the Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar “What Is Happiness?: Fictional Explorations.”