Alyssa DeBlasio (PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures; University of Pittsburgh) is Associate Professor in the Russian Department at Dickinson College (USA), where she also contributes to the Film Studies Program and the Philosophy Department. She has received fellowships and grants from the ACLS, NEH, the U.S. Dept. of State, Fulbright-Hays and the Yegor Gaidar Foundation. In 2014, she published The End of Russian Philosophy (Palgrave Macmillan), which was included on the long list for the Historia Nova Prize for Best Book in Intellectual and Cultural History in 2015. Her second book looks at the influence of philosopher Merab Mamardashvili on the Russian-Soviet film industry: The Filmmaker’s Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2019). Her articles have appeared in the Russian Review, Studies in East European Thought, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Russian Journal of Communication and Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science [Epistemologiia i filosofiia nauki], among other places.