Vladimir's research at Stanford focuses on the literature and philosophy of 4th century Greece. He is currently writing his dissertation entitled "Appearance and Utility: Aesthetics and Ideology in Xenophon's Thought", which examines the ways the often maligned author thought about the cultural practices of his day, and how, in turn, visual culture shaped and informed his views on politics and leadership. He has previously worked on the history of thought about cognition in the ancient world, a topic that he examined in his M.A. thesis on wax tablet model of memory in Plato's Theaetetus.
Vladimir is broadly interested in the intellectual history of ancient Greece and its reception. Other topics he has worked on include aesthetics, ancient and modern; ancient literary criticism and rhetorical theory; sense-perception, imagination and memory; Plato, Xenophon and the Socratic cirlce; Epicurean philsophy, especially Lucretius and Philodemus; ancient medicine and physiognomy.