Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson is a New York City-based writer specializing in Eastern European arts and culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, The Nation, and The Atlantic, among other publications. Holding a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature, Jennifer regularly speaks and lectures on topics ranging from Russian literature to Slavic culture. She has received more than a half dozen awards and fellowships for her work. From 2015 to 2018, Jennifer held the academic position of postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Russian and East European Studies. She is currently a contributing essayist for The New York Times, a contributing writer for The Nation, and an adjunct professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

• 15+ years of experience researching East European arts and culture
• Bylines in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, The Nation, The Atlantic, and elsewhere
• Recipient of several fellowships, including the Charles N. Hanna and Margaret T. Hanna Princeton Fellowship for Graduate Studies and the Simon Guggenheim Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies
• Received a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature from Princeton University
• Received a bachelor’s degree in Russian literature from Columbia University

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