Professor Anna Lawton teaches courses in visual culture and film studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributed to collections of essays. Her latest book, Imaging Russia 2000: Film and Facts, has received the CHOICE award as Outstanding Academic Title 2005. Other books include: Before the Fall: Soviet Cinema in the Gorbachev Years; Vadim Shershenevich: From Futurism to Imaginism; The Red Screen: Politics, Society, Art in Soviet Cinema, ed.; and Words in Revolution: Russian Futurist Manifestoes 1912-1928, ed., tr. Recently, she founded an academic press, New Academia Publishing, which has currently a title list of about one hundred books.