About the Author
Jason Merrill is Associate Professor of Russian at Michigan State University. Since 2009 he has served as the Director of the Middlebury College Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian. He teaches courses on Russian literature, culture, and cinema and has published articles and textbooks, including "Russian Fairy Tales: A Student Reader" and "Russian Animation for Conversation" (Co-authored with Maria Alley and Julia Mikhailova). He currently is the Book Review Editor for Folklorica: The Journal of the Slavic and East European Folklore Association.