Jessica Kirzane, PhD

scholar, translator, language instructor, and editor in the field of Yiddish Studies

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About Me

I am a scholar of Yiddish Studies interested in questions of race, gender, and regionalism in American Yiddish fiction. I received my Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University in 2017.

I am currently the Lecturer in Yiddish at the University of Chicago, where I teach all levels of Yiddish language, as well as courses in Yiddish culture and literature.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.

I am available for lectures, presentations, one-time classes, freelance translations and editing work.