Pavel Štoll (1964), Ph.D, is a Czech professor of Baltic Studies, deputy director of the Department of East European Studies at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Philosophy. He is also director and lecturer of the Baltic Studies department, as well as visiting professor at the Masaryk University, Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages. He teaches Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Literature and Culture, Latvian Grammar and Latvian Language courses. He is specializing in the research of Latvian-Czech cross-cultural communication, and translation of Latvian poetry. Štoll is the author of more than 30 research articles and publications of which one the most significant is the monograph “Latvian Culture of Brotherly Church: Latvian Cultural Traditions in Czech Contexts in the 18th-20th Centuries ” (published in Czech in 2013, in Latvian 2016). 1993–2002, he worked in the Latvian Embassy in Prague. He is a Czech-Latvian court interpreter and chairman of the Czech-Latvian Society.
Štoll has been awarded the Order of the Three Stars (2001), the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2001), diploma of recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia (2010), diploma of recognition of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia (2002) and two diplomas of recognition of the Minister of Education of the Republic of Latvia (2006, 2009). In 2014, he was made honorary foreign member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.