Sergey Toymentsev received his PhD degree in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University in 2014. His dissertation titled Deleuze and Russian Film: Transcendental Exercise of the Faculties on (Post-) Totalitarian Screen explores the historical dynamics of Soviet and Russian cinema through the lens of Deleuzean film-philosophy. He is currently revising his thesis into a book manuscript. His other book project tentatively titled Mnemonic Hybrids in a Hybrid Regime: Reckoning with the Soviet Past in Putin’s Russia focuses on the memory politics in contemporary Russia in the context of the hybrid regime paradigm that explains paradoxes of post-Soviet memory in legal system, public opinion, memorial politics, television, film industry and literature. He has published articles and reviews on film (in Scope, Canadian Slavonic Studies, Film Criticism, French Studies, Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema and Kinokultura), memory studies (in Comparative Literature Studies and Ab Imperio) and literature and philosophy (in Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, The AnaChronisT and Pynchon Studies).