Teaching Fellows

David Molina

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Molina, David

Area of Study

John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

David Molina

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

Originally from Brazil, David G. Molina holds a Joint Ph.D. in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. His research is dedicated primarily to Russian and Soviet Cinema; Andrei Bely and Russian Silver Age poetry; artistic cross-pollination in Russia (literature and music, cinema and visual art); allusion and intertextuality; and the theory and practice of literary translation. Having received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2017 and an M.A. in Russian from Middlebury College in 2020, Molina also works on productive parallels between continental philosophy and Russian art. His dissertation, “Kira Muratova: Epistemology of Self-Knowledge on the Cinema Screen” (defended in 2022) engages in a philosophical reading of the cinematic work of Kira Muratova with an eye to the way in which her work sheds light on failures of intersubjective knowledge.