Sunny Yudkoff

Senior Lecturer in Yiddish

Sunny Yudkoff teaches Yiddish language, literature and culture to students at all levels. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2015. She is currently working on her first book manuscript entitled, Let it Be Consumption!: Tuberculosis and the Modern Jewish Writer. Her work has appeared in Literature and Medicine, Studies in American Jewish Literature and Afn Shvel. In addition to Yiddish, her interests include: modern Hebrew literature, comparative Jewish literature, the cultural experience of illness and disease, the sanatorium as a space of literary production and the literature of youth and old age. She is a recent member of the Posen Society of Fellows and a recipient of the Vivian Lefsky Hort Memorial Fellowship from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. She is also currently an editor at In geveb: A Digital Journal of Yiddish Studies. An article in Yiddish about her work can be found here

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