Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, minor in Comparative Literature
Teaching Fellow, Introduction to the Humanities ProgramFocal Groups:
leidy AT stanford D0T edu
Dissertation Title: Scandal and Literature: Dostoevsky's Polemics and Gombrowicz's Provocations
M.A. Thesis Title: Dostoevsky's Underground Type in The Double and Notes from Underground
- Dostoevsky on Glasnost': Early Hopes, Later Misgivings. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, San Diego, April 2012)
- The Proliferation of Scandal in Dostoevsky's The Idiot: New Media and Old-Fashioned Gossip. AATSEEL National Conference. (Seattle, WA, January 2012)
- The Scandal of Gombrowicz. AATSEEL National Conference (Pasadena, CA, January 2011)
- The New Soviet Way of Life--Ideals and Implementation: An Analysis of Changing Soviet Society Through Tret'iakov's I Want a Child! and Erdman's The Suicide. California Slavic Colloquium. (University of California, Berkeley, April 2009)
- Gombrowicz and Form in Ferdydurke. California Slavic Colloquium. (Stanford University, April 2007)
- Mandelstam's "Peterburgskie Strofy" and Baudelaire's "Correspondances." California Slavic Colloquium. (University of Southern California, April 2006)
Selected Awards: Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship (2010-2011)
- Winter-Spring 2012. Teaching fellow for "Poetic Justice: Order and Imagination in Russian Culture."
- Spring 2009. Teaching assistant for “Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and the Social Thought of His Times.” Professor: Gregory Freidin.
- Winter 2009. Teaching assistant for "Dostoevsky and His Times." Professor: Joseph Frank.
- 2007-2008. Teacher of two separate sections of First-Year Russian.
Languages: English, Russian, Polish, French (reading), Old Church Slavonic (reading)
Related Field (Ph.D. Minor): Comparative Literature