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A Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies at Boston College, I am writing a manuscript tentatively titled Schlepping Culture: The Jewish Renaissance between German and Yiddish, 1880-1939, for which I have already received two awards for published articles and the Leo Baeck Institute Early Career fellowship. This research details the transnational cultural transfers between German and Yiddish modernism as a result of mass migration. My research interests more broadly engage with German-Jewish intellectual history, Yiddish literature, Jewish-Muslim relations in contemporary German culture, Orientalism, and the quest for a new language in German literature since 1945. I have previously taught at Emory University, worked as a translator for the PBS television series Finding Your Rootsand was as an archivist for the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.

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