Colleen Lucey holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in Russian literature and visual culture. Her forthcoming book, Love for Sale: Representing Prostitution in Imperial Russia (under contract with Cornell University Press NIU Series in Slavic Studies) examines the image of "fallen women" in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian works. Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines performance studies and critical theory on leisure culture, Love for Sale addresses how various writers and artists used the figure of the sex worker to express anxieties about women's shifting social roles in imperial Russia. Her research has been supported by the Title VIII Research Scholar Program, the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, and the Foreign Language & Area Studies Program.
Dr. Lucey has a secondary research interest in Russian theatre and performance as an outgrowth of her time working at the Moscow Art Theatre School (MATS). Together with Prof. Greg Pierotti (UA, School of Theatre, Film & Television) she heads the UA Study Abroad Russian Theatre and Performance Program which is housed at MATS and takes place the last two weeks of May.
Dr. Lucey serves as Vice President to the Executive Council of AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, 2020-2022) and is a member of the ACTR Board of Directors (American Council of Teachers of Russian, 2020-2023).
"Oral History in the Russian Language Curriculum: A Transformative Experience." Chapter co-authored with Benjamin Rifkin and Benjamin Jens, The Art of Teaching Russian, eds. Evgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, and Jason Merrill. Georgetown University Press (under contract, forthcoming Summer 2020).
"Fallen but Charming Creatures: The Demimondaine in Russian Literature and Visual Culture of the 1860s." The Russian Review 78.1 (Jan. 2019): 103-121.
"Borscht, Bliny, and Burritos: The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Experiential Learning through Food." Article co-written with Naomi Caffee, Russian Language Journal 68 (Dec. 2018): 33-54.
"The Hunt for an Eternal Legacy: Putin and the Vampire Legend in Modern Russia." Article co-written with Melissa Miller, Folklorica 22 (2018): 25-56.
"Violence, Murder, and Fallen Women: Prostitution in the Works of Vsevolod Garshin." Canadian Slavonic Papers 58.4 (Dec. 2016): 362-85.
Russian Folktales: A Reader for Students of Russian, 2nd Edition, co-authored with Jason Merrill. Hackett Publishing, 2016. 190 pages.
About That, Which Did Not Happen: An Annotated Russian Reader, co-authored with Evgeny Dengub and Petia Alexieva. iLearnRussian Publishers, 2015. 73 pages.
"Oral History Projects for Language Students" interview for the podcast We Teach Languages (Oct. 2018).
Interview and Q&A with Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, University of Arizona Humanities Festival (Oct. 3, 2017).