I currently work for the Human Rights Program (CLA/Humphrey School) as a postdoctoral researcher and project manager for the Minnesota Human Rights Archive project. Prior to joining the Human Rights Program, I worked for the UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and coordinated educational outreach initiatives and the center's special collections. While completing my Ph.D., I was a graduate instructor of German in the UMN Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch (GNSD) between 2015 and 2021, as well as a visiting lecturer of Yiddish Studies at the Ohio State University's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. From 2018 to 2020, I also taught Yiddish community courses with Jewish Community Action (Minneapolis, MN), and was involved with Yiddish pedagogy initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA). 

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Germanic Studies (History PhD Minor) , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2018 - 2022
  • MA: Germanic Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016 -
  • BA (with Honors): German Studies, Macalester College, 2012 -

Specialties

  • Modern Yiddish Literature and Culture
  • German & Austrian Jewish Literature and Culture: 19th Century-Present
  • Translation Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Archives
  • Second Language Acquisition; Endangered Languages & Language Revitalization