Born in 1975.
In 1992 he enrolled at the Russian department of the Faculty of Philology of St. Petersburg State University. In 1997 he began postgraduate studies at the department of the history of Russian literature of the same faculty. His PhD thesis “Russian Literary Utopia, XVIII–XX Centuries: The Philosophy and Poetics of the Genre” was upheld at Saint Petersburg State University (2002).
He is Associate Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) at St. Petersburg State University. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neprikosnovennyi Zapas: Debaty o politike i kul'ture (NZ: Debates on Politics and Culture).
He lives in St. Petersburg.