- Nineteenth-century Russian literature
- The Russian grotesque
- The Russian fin de siè
- Russian social history
- Religion in literature
- Russian perceptions of the North Caucasus
- Representations of violence and pain in literature
- Balkan modernism
- Ismail Kadare
- Digital humanities.
Kokobobo, A. (in press). Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and Gentry Decline , Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press.