Veronika Tuckerová received her PhD in German and Comparative Literature in 2012 from Columbia University, and M. Phil. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2006) and Masters of Arts from Charles University, Prague. Veronika teaches Czech Studies at Harvard University, translates from Czech, German and English, and publishes essays of literary criticism. Her expertise is Czech and German literature and language; Kafka and Prague German literature; translation and bi- and multilingual writing; dissidents in Central Europe. She directs Harvard University’s Study Abroad Program in Prague. She hopes to help build SVU into an academic hub.