EDUCATION

2017        PhD     German Literature, University of California, Berkeley

                              Advanced to Candidacy December 2013

2011           M.A.     German Literature, University of California, Berkeley

2010           B.A.      German, University of California, Berkeley. Honors

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2010-2012    Una Fellowship in History, University of California, Berkeley

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Reflections of a non-Jewish Instructor of Yiddish,” In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. December 8, 2015. http://ingeveb.org/pedagogy/reflections-from-a-non-jewish-instructor-of-yiddish

“The Future of Migration (Jochen Oltmer)” Translated from German for Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, & Multicultralism in the German-speaking World, Vol. 9.1.

“Angry Birds Sing: A Correspondence Between Angry Birds (Marianna Salzmann, Deniz Utlu)” Translated from German for Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, & Multicultralism in the German-speaking World, Vol. 8.1

“Some Kinds of Blue: The Color Blue in Itzik Manger’s Poetry” in Was ist Farbe?: Bunte Beiträge aus der Wissenschaft. 2011: Weidler Verlag. Ed. Dr. Arnold Groh.

 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Modeling the Future: Fashion, Technology, & Design.” BTWH Conference, IFK, Vienna, Austria. May 29, 2014. 

 “ ‘kaum wohl zum Protestantismus’: Creativity & Catholicism in Paul Ludwig Landsberg’s Die Welt des Mittelalters und Wir” Medievalisms Conference, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Munich, Germany. May 23, 2014.

A Speculative HomelandZionists Advertise Palestine 1921-1933.” BTWH Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, May 25, 2013.

Verse Kabala: Else Lasker-Schüler and Perceptions of Yiddish” BTWH Conference, Reykjavik, May 18, 2012.

for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life: Matrilineal Inheritance in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival.” 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 13, 2012.

"Some Kinds of Blue: The Color Blue in Itzik Manger’s Poetry.” 25th Annual Semiotic Circle, UC Berkeley, January 22, 2011.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

BTWH: The Emergence of German Modernity, “Ernste Spiele/Serious Games,” UC Berkeley, May 13-17, 2015.

Yiddish Research Workshop, UC Berkeley, April 21, 2015.

 The World Elsewhere: 20th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, UC Berkeley, March 16-18, 2012.

PEDAGOGY CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

11th Annual DAAD Workshop: “DaF in den USA: Grundzüge und Perspektiven,” UC Berkeley, October 31-November 1, 2014.

10th Annual DAAD Workshop: “DaF in den USA: Multilingualism, Symbolic Competence, and the Teaching of (Literary) Texts,” UC Berkeley, November 8-9, 2013.

9th Annual DAAD Workshop: “DaF in den USA: Grundzüge und Perspektiven” UC Berkeley, November 9-10, 2012.

LANGUAGE COURSES TAUGHT      

2013/2015  Beginning Yiddish

2013           Intermediate German 4
2012           Intermediate German 3

2012/2014   Beginning German 2

2011/2015   Beginning German 1

WRITING COURSES TAUGHT

2014           Reading and Composition: “Rewritings: Old Texts/New Eyes” 

LITERATURE COURSES DESIGNED & TAUGHT

2014           German 168 Yiddish Literature in Translation: “Cities of Yiddish Modernism”

LANGUAGES      

      English (native)

      German (fluent)

      Yiddish (fluent)

      Italian (basic)

      Modern Hebrew (basic)

      Middle High German (reading)

      Biblical Hebrew (reading)