Eliot Borenstein

Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies at New York University

Eliot Borenstein ( is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies , Collegiate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Acting Chair of East Asian Studies, and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University. His first book, Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1919, won the AATSEEL award for best work in literary scholarship in 2000. In 2007, he published Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture, which received the AWSS award for best book in Slavic Gender Studies in 2008. A 2009 Guggenheim recipient, Borenstein is working a monograph entitled Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism which he is writing and posting to his blog,, in real time. He is also the editor and developer of All the Russias, the blog site and web portal for the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.