Ian Russell Lehine

NYU Cinema Studies PhD Student Ian Russell Lehine


Ian Russell Lehine is a 1st-year PhD student with the Cinema Studies department at New York University. Ian holds a BA in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture & Diplomacy and World Affairs with a Russian Studies minor from Occidental College. He also holds a MA in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with minors in East European/Eurasian Studies & Diversity/Cultural Policy.

Ian's research interests include Ukrainian Language/Culture, New Media/Virtual Reality (VR), and Soviet/Post-Soviet Film. Ian is a VR practitioner, an avid traveler, and a so-called "digital humanist" whose research is deeply influenced by his experiences abroad and his creative practice.