Alexandru Lefter


Born in Romania, Alex received a BA and a Master’s of Public Administration, both from Clark University. His dissertation, titled The Daughter’s Gift: Women Writers and the Construction of Contemporary Jewish-Latin American Identity, focuses on issues of gender and Jewish cultural identity in narratives by women writers published after the return to democracy in the Southern Cone countries. He has taught both Spanish language and content courses at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently an instructor in the department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of South Dakota. One of his favorite writers is Clarice Lispector.


  • BA, Spanish & International Development and Social Change, Clark University (2008)
  • MPA, Clark University (2009)

Areas of Specialization

Modern and contemporary Spanish American literature and culture, Jewish literature and cultural studies, gender and sexuality, and Brazilian literature.