Diana Bruk was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated to New York at the age of five. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and completed a Masters in Comparative Literature (English and Russian) at the University of Oxford. She has taught English language and literature in the Czech Republic, Russia, the UK, and the top university in China.
Her essays, short stories, scholarly articles, viral content, and features have regularly appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, VICE, Guernica, OpenDemocracy, The New York Observer, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, Elle, Country Living, Harper’s Bazaar, GoodHousekeeping, and many more publications.
Diana’s portfolio consists of a vast and diverse body of work that includes news posts, personal essays, travel articles, reported pieces, viral content, and more. Her areas of expertise, however, include Russian-American relations, experimental dating, travel culture, and the complex nature of feminism and female desire.
Russia and Russian-American Culture
Metro Zoo in Russian Life (cover story)
Dating, Sex, and Relationships