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Jillian Pignataro

Northwestern University

Jillian Pignataro is a PhD student in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the spring of 2017 with a specialization in Russian literature. In the fall of 2021, Jillian defended her master’s thesis, which focused on A. Grigoriev’s aesthetic program of “organic criticism” and Dostoevsky’s philosophy of art. Besides aesthetics, her research interests include 19th century Russian realism and intellectual history, Russian religious thought, conservative philosophy, and Slavophilism.