PhD Spanish and Comparative Literature
Dorotea Lechkova is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in Hispanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature. She holds a M. St. in Slavonic Studies from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University. She has taught a wide variety of Spanish language and literature courses at U.S. institutions as well as ESL classes for adult learners in Spain. Her work in the classroom has been recognized with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Saint Louis University, 2013), the Helen Fe Jones Award for Excellence in Teaching (Washington University in St. Louis, 2017), and the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Washington University in St. Louis 2018). In addition, she has presented research in national and international conferences. The article “Idas y vueltas: liminalidad y creación en Tela de sevoya de Myriam Moscona” is forthcoming in Confluencia. Her dissertation project, Democracy Ablaze: Culture and Transition in Mexico and post-Soviet Eastern Europe, examines the intersections between culture and the idea of democracy from 1968 to the present. By employing comparative methodological approaches, this project contributes to understanding the transnational dynamics of democratic transitions from the perspectives of the global periphery.