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Lucia Filipova is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She works in the field of contemporary Peninsular literatures and cultures. Currently, her interests have shifted towards Spanish film during Franco’s dictatorship, with a special emphasis on the child-star system and gender. Her previous work focuses on crime fiction and cine negro, mainly on picaresque elements in recent crime literature and TV series. Her publications also address the revindication of female agency and different types of space in crime fiction written by women.
Before coming to Princeton, Lucia studied at the University of Vienna, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidade de Lisboa, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked for the Delegation of the Catalan Government to Austria before accepting a substitute Catalan lecturer position at the University of Vienna. After graduation, she taught seminars on Spanish literature and film both at undergraduate and graduate level, reaching from Almodóvar to cine negro. In summer 2018 she was an International Visiting Researcher at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Lucia is fluent in eight languages, a passionate chef, and since her early childhood a big fan of musical theater. She owns an impressive dictionary collection.
M.A. Romance Studies, University of Vienna, 2016
B.A. Romance Studies, University of Vienna, 2015
B.A., B.A., B.A. Translation Studies, University of Vienna, 2014