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
2010-2012 Una Fellowship in History, University of California, Berkeley
“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.
“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 Homeland: Zionists 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”
Modern Hebrew (basic)
Middle High German (reading)
Biblical Hebrew (reading)