Yelena Kalinsky

Office: 141H Old Horticulture Building

Telephone: 517-353-5223


I am the Associate Director of Research & Publications at H-Net and the Managing Editor of H-Net Reviews. With H-Net’s VP for Research & Publications Robert Cassanello, I edit H-Podcast and produce The Art of the Review podcast. With Assistant Editor Jacob Jurss, I oversee the H-Net Book Channel, a site for learning about new academic titles and a publishing platform connecting the public with new directions in academic publishing.

I am also an art historian and translator. My research focuses on performance and conceptual art in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. A list of recent publications is available on my profile. I am currently working on a translation of early conceptual poetry by Andrei Monastyrski (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017; co-translated with Brian Droitcour). I hold a PhD in art history from Rutgers University.

In Fall 2016, I will teach HA291 Russian and Soviet Art in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at MSU. I previously taught art history courses in traditional, hybrid, and online formats at Rutgers University.