is a PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds an MA in American Studies from St Petersburg State University and is a three-time NYI-alumnus. He is a poet, as well as a translator and scholar. His dissertation focuses on the St Petersburg literature of the 1990s, but his other interests include the novels of Konstantin Vaginov, Friedrich Nietzsche’s doctrine of “the eternal recurrence of the same,” the problem of error in art, and American “Language” poetry. In 2020, Sokolov curated an international festschrift for the centennial of Paul Celan.