Bradley Gorski is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University, where he received his M.Phil. (2014) and MA (2012). His interests include representations of violence and disgust as ethical issues, moral authority and status, institutional effects on cultural production, and cultural consumption in the late Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. His dissertation project explores strategies for attaining success in post-Soviet Russian literature and culture. Bradley is currently the editor of Ulbandus: The Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Review of Columbia University.