I am a PhD candidate in the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch. My dissertation traces the ways German-language poetry in Yiddish translation shaped modern Jewish culture in/beyond the former Habsburg Empire (i.e., in North America, across interwar and postwar Europe, and in Israel Palestine). In 2021, I was a visiting lecturer of Yiddish Studies at the Ohio State University. And currently, I work for the UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in educational outreach and special collections development.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

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


  • Translation Studies
  • German & Austrian Jewish Literature and Culture: 19th Century-Present
  • Yiddish Language Pedagogy
  • Modern Yiddish Literature and Culture