Rosina Neginsky is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she teaches Comparative Literature and Art History. Her area of expertise is English, French and Russian art and literature between 1850 and 1920. She is the author of the book Zinaida Vengerova: In Search of Beauty. A Literary Ambassador between East and West, of numerous articles on Russian and European artists, poets and writers and of several books of poetry, of which the most recent is Juggler. She is the president and founder of the international interdisciplinary organization Art, Literature, Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), and the editor of the volume Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences. She has received several awards from the National Endowment for Humanities and IREX, and is a 2008 recipient of the University Scholar Award, the most prestigious award which the University of Illinois gives to members of the faculty.