ACLS Emerging Voice Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2022-2023

Maya Larson holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon, with a specialization in Translation Studies. Her research focuses on practices of censorship and subversive communications, primarily in nineteenth and twentieth-century Russia, with an emphasis on translation studies, literary theory, and antiracist literary scholarship. Her research moves broadly across interdisciplinary studies of Aesopian language and brings into conversation texts and ideas from pre-Socratic Greece, the early Roman empire, and Soviet Russia. Both her research and teaching span multiple media and draw on methods from history, gender studies, and philosophy. Maya’s articles have appeared in Comparative Literature, Deleuze and Guattari Studies, and Amaltea Journal of Myth Criticism. While at the University of Oregon she assisted in founding and served on the first advisory board for the Oregon Center for Translation Studies and served as chair of the Comparative Literature Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.