A.M. LaVey is an archival scholar-practitioner specializing in eastern Slavic spaces with scientific interests that includes archives and creativity, dance documentation, philately and visual culture. Trained both as an art historian and archivist, recent scholarship focuses on the use of digital protest art and textiles in Belarus surrounding the 2020 presidential election, and the archival and curatorial practices used to preserve and disseminate that artistic information. A practicing dance archivist, he also conducts research on documenting described dance, George Balanchine, and primary source pedagogy for dance education, performance and research. LaVey consults on Slavic bibliography for the American Philatelic Research Library and The Ukrainian Museum.