Professor Lilya Kaganovsky has been appointed as a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar in recognition of her outstanding achievements in her research and leadership role on campus. Richard Romano (BS, ’54, chemical engineering) and his wife, Margaret, established the Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar program. “It’s a joy for us to be able to support the work of scholars who have been chosen by their own colleagues as outstanding contributors,” Romano said.
Kaganovsky’s research areas include Soviet literature and film, film and critical theory, gender and women's studies, sound studies, the nineteenth century novel, and modernism and the avant-garde.
She is the author of The Voice of Technology: Soviet Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1928-1935 (Indiana University Press, 2018) and How the Soviet Man Was Unmade (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008).
Kaganovsky also is the co-editor of Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos (Indiana University Press, 2019), with Scott MacKenzie and Anna Stenport, Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2014), with Masha Salazkina, and Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style and the 1960s, with Lauren M. E. Goodlad, and Robert A. Rushing of the University of Illinois (Duke University Press, 2013).