DIRK UFFELMANN studied Russian, Polish, Czech, and German literatures at the Universities of Tubingen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Konstanz. He obtained his PhD from the University of Konstanzin 1999 and defended his second thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Bremen in 2005 before teaching as Lecturer in Russian at the University of Edinburgh. He also was a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, Western Michigan University, and the University of Puget Sound, USA, and visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, the University of Munich, and Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin. From 2006 to 2019 he taught as professor of Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Passau, where he also served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs from 2011 to 2014. At present, he is professor of East and West Slavic Literatures at Justus Liebig University Giessenand President-elect of the German Slavists’ Association. His research interests are Russian, Polish, Czech, Ukrainian, and Central Asian literatures, philosophy, religion, migration, masculinities,and internet studies. Dirk Uffelmann has authored 4 monographs (The Russian Culturosophy, 1999, and The Humiliated Christ—Metaphors and Metonymies in Russian Culture and Literature, 2010, both in German, Vladimir Sorokin’s Discourses, in English, forthcoming with Academic Studies Press, Brighton, MA, and Polish Postcolonial Literature, in Polish, forthcoming with Universitas, Cracow) and co-edited 14 volumes, including Tam, vnutri. Praktiki vnutrennei kolonizatsii v kul’turnoi istorii Rossii [There within: Practices of Internal Colonization in Russia’s Cultural History](2012), Vladimir Sorokin’s Languages (2013), and Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism (2016).