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Asiya Bulatova


Asiya Bulatova earned her doctorate at the University of Manchester and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and CEFRES in Prague. She was also employed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the University of Warsaw. Her research focuses on the politics of human agency in Russian Formalist theories of creativity and early-Soviet biomedical research. She is currently preparing her monograph Experimental Subjects: Russian Formalism, the Soviet New Human and the Problem of Agency. In her project “The Chaplin Vaccine” she engages with the figure of Charlie Chaplin, tracing the institutional overlaps between biosciences, early film theory, and the scientific organisation of labour. Bulatova’s work has been published in Transcultural Studies, Comparative Critical Studies, and Poetics Today.