Kevin Moss graduated from Amherst College in 1977, received his Ph.D. at Cornell in 1984, and is currently Chair of the Russian Department at Middlebury College. He has written on Russian and East European film and on Olga Freidenberg, who headed the Classics Department at Leningrad University. His translation of Freidenberg's Image and Concept: Mythopoetic Roots of Literature,
was published in 1997. His interest in Mikhail Bulgakov led to several publications and a substantial website devoted to Bulgakov's Master and Margarita
. Since the early 1990s he has studied gay & lesbian culture in Russia and Eastern Europe, and in 1997 he edited the first anthology of gay writing from Russia, Out of the Blue: Russia's Hidden Gay Literature
(Gay Sunshine Press). His translations of the work of Evgeny Kharitonov have appeared in several anthologies and journals. His recent publications include a study of two Yugoslav films with transgender heroes and an analysis of gender and sexual orientation in two memoirs from Beograd. At Middlebury he has also conducted the Middlebury Russian Choir and advised the Middlebury Open Queer Alliance.