Anna Kovalova is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she was an associate researcher at the European University of St. Petersburg and a professor at the Svobodnyi universitet (Moscow). She received her PhD in philology in 2012. She is the author of Kinematograf v Peterburge 1896-1917 (with Yuri Tsivian, 2011). In 2015-2019, she taught film history and literature at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). She has published in Film History, The Russian Review, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Osteuropa, and other journals. As the head of the research team project Early Russian Film Prose, she has edited the most complete electronic database (https://hum.hse.ru/ditl/filmprose/libretti) of early Russian narrative film texts.