Professor of Slavic Studies


Fidler is a native of Japan. After her undergraduate studies (Russian literature) at Waseda University in Tokyo, Fidler completed her PhD in Slavic Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her primary focus is on teaching and research on Czech language, culture, and linguistics.  Fidler has an on-going scholarly project with the Czech National Corpus at Charles University. She also serves as a faculty liaison for the Memorandum of Understanding between Brown and Charles University.

Fidler attributes her career path to her family history. Her parents became academics despite social and political hardships and gender bias during and after WWII.  Her grandfather became a prominent professional classical musician against a number of obstacles. As an orchestral conductor who introduced Russian music to Japan, he is the person who first sparked Fidler’s interest in Slavic cultures. 

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