Professor Henrietta Mondry



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Henrietta Mondry is Professor in the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies and in the Department of English at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and member of the NZ Centre for Human-Animal Studies. She has been awarded numerous research Fellowships in the Universities in the US, Europe and UK, inlucluding Distinguished and Senior Research Fellowships at the Institute of Advances Study, Durham; Skirball Fellowship at the  Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Canterbury Exchange Fellowships at Oxford and Cambridge. Henrietta's research interests are in the field of 19th, 20th and 21st century Russian literature in the context of cultural and intellectual history. It has interdisciplinary character. She has published widely on the canon, such as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev and Chekhov, as well as pioneered work on important writers and conservative thinkers unpublished in the Soviet Union for ideological reasons, such as Vasily Rozanov, Leontiev and Menshikov. The new direction of Henrietta's research is in the unfolding interdisciplinary Human-Animal Studies. Her recent books are Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture (2010) and Political Animals: Representing Dogs in Modern Russian Culture (2015).