Olga Zaslavsky holds a doctoral degree in Russian literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She works on modernist mythologies of Russian and European modernism and on interdisciplinary connections in 20th- and 21st-century literature and music. She has taught at colleges and universities across the U.S., including the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, Brown University, and University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has published and given papers on topics that include Russian poetry, prose, theater, music, and film. Her publications have appeared in Russian Literature (Amsterdam), Chroniques Slaves (Grenoble, France,), SEEJ, and The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture (UK: Routledge).  She has been involved with translations of poetry and prose in roles that include publicity and marketing associate at the Cardinal Points Journal, currently affiliated with Brown University.

Olga has published two versions of The Poetic Communication of Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, and Rilke (Peter Lang, 2017) in English and in Russian translation (Academic Studies Press, 2023).In addition, she is the translator of selections from the diaries of Tsvetaeva's son, G. Efron, entitled The Diaries of Georgy Efron, August 1942-1943 (The Tashkent Period) (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010).