Colleen Lucey holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the commodification of marginal women in Russian literature and art. Currently Dr. Lucey is expanding her dissertation into a monograph that investigates the portrayal of prostitutes, courtesans, and dowerless brides in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian works. Through an interdisciplinary approach that reveals the evolution of commercial sex in Russian culture, Dr. Lucey demonstrates how women of the demimonde embody fears of modernity and contagion in a variety of literary works. Likewise, Dr. Lucey illustrates the importance of visual representation of impoverished and "fallen women" in paintings and lithographs by Russian artists, including A.I. Lebedev and V.E. Makovsky.
In addition to works of literary and cultural analysis, Dr. Lucey has published two language textbooks: About That, Which Did Not Happen: An Annotated Russian Reader (2015) co-authored with Evgeny Dengub (Smith College and University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Petia Alexieva (Defense Language Institute); and Russian Folktales: A Reader for Students of Russian, 2nd Edition (May 2017) co-authored with Jason Merrill (Michigan State).
Before joining the Russian and Slavic Department at University of Arizona, Dr. Lucey taught at The College of New Jersey in 2013-2014 and Middlebury College School of Russian (summers 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).
"Violence, Murder, and Fallen Women: Prostitution in the Works of Vsevolod Garshin," Canadian Slavonic Papers 13.4 (2016). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00085006.2016.1234589