Rachel Landau (she/her) is the Eurasia program consultant at PEN America. In June 2022, she earned a master’s degree at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies of Stanford University, where she researched bioethics, aesthetics, and cultural studies. In 2020 and 2021, she was a Eurasia intern at PEN America, and—ever a coffee-lover—worked part-time at Verve.
Prior to that, she graduated from Brown University with degrees and honors in Literary Arts and Slavic Studies. She has been a poet-in-residence at Pushkinskaya-10 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and a participant in “CAMP AS ONE,” a group art residency from which creative works were featured in the Moscow International Biennale of Young Art in 2020. While living in Moscow, she was a research assistant at the Partnership for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Folklore.