Ms Olga Tchepikova-Treon

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Comparative Literature, University of Rochester, Rochester NY, 2015.
  • B.A.: English Studies/Education Studies (maj.) Gender Studies (min.), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 2014.


  • Film Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Subcultures
  • Bad Taste/Worse Taste
  • Adult Film Culture
  • Horror Cinema
  • Oppositional Cinemas
  • Independent, B, and Exploitation Cinemas
  • Deaf Studies
  • Disability Studies
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence Conference: Organizing Committee , Fall 2018
  • CSCL Graduate/Faculty Colloquium Series: Organizing Committee , 2016 - 2018
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference (SCMS-U): Organizing Committee , Spring 2017
  • “Deadite Porn” in The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise, edited by Jeff Sartain and Ron Riekki. McFarland, February 2019
  • “Making and Breaking a Queer Film in the Twin Cities” in The Moving Image Special Issue on Archives and Pedagogy, forthcoming 2019
  • CO-AUTHORED: Institute for Advanced Study Collaborative Grant (IAS) MIMSGG, AY 2018/19
  • Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship in Film Study (UMN), AY 2018/19
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship (UMN), Summer 2018
  • SCMS Student Travel Grant (SCMS), 2018
  • 21st Century Foreign Language Summer Fellowship ASL acquisition (UMN), 2017
  • Fulbright Travel Grant for travel to UofR (Fulbright Commission), 2014
  • PROMOS Award for travel to UofR (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research), 2014
  • ERASMUS University of Birmingham, UK (European Commission), AY 2012/13