Mattingly A. Gerasimovich


Mattingly is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. In 2022, he successfully defended his master’s thesis “Hegemony on Screen: Gramsci, Early Soviet Intellectuals, and Constructing Culture.” He graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a double major in International Affairs and Russian Language and Literature. He was awarded special honors for his senior thesis “Aesthetic Theory and Theatrical Practice: Sergei Tret’iakov’s Role in Redefining Art in the Early Soviet Union.”

His research focuses primarily on Soviet film, Antonio Gramsci’s theory of hegemony, and the relationship between politics and aesthetics.

In his free time, he co-hosts The Slavic Literature Pod, a podcast dedicated to exploring, analyzing, and discussing classic and emerging literature from the Slavic world.

Mattingly is also the president of Educating Creative Humans Off-Campus (ECHO), a nonprofit organization that works to promote creative writing and literary magazine education in high schools.


“Matt Gerasimovich: Scholar & Podcaster”

Podcast appearance on Better Podcasting Chats with SP, June 29, 2023


Podcast appearance on Watch This Tonight with Dan Benamor, March 24, 2023