About Academic Studies Press

Mission Statement

Academic Studies Press is a scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies. Through our outstanding, opinion-leading authors and series editors, we continuously strive to enhance understanding through our monographs and critical companions, improve the accessibility of classic works through our translations, and inspire dialogue through our  scholarly commentaries. We champion innovative ideas and new, creative interpretations.

About the Director

Igor Nemirovsky was born in 1958 in Crimea and spent his childhood and youth in Odessa and St. Petersburg. He received an M.A. from Tartu University, where he studied with Yuri Lotman and Boris Gasparov, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom, St. Petersburg), where he worked as a researcher from 1988-2004. His monograph, Pushkin’s Lyrics and the Problem of the Poet’s Public Behavior was published in 2003. In 1993, Dr. Nemirovsky founded Akademicheskii Proekt, one of the first independent scholarly publishing houses in post-Soviet Russia. He came to Boston in 2004 as a Regional Fellow of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Boston College, and Tufts University. His second book, Pushkin as a Libertine and a Prophet (Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Press), was published in 2017.