Matthew Johnson graduated from New York University in 2014 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and German, and joined the Department in 2015. He also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at the YIVO Institute. As an undergraduate, he also completed internships at the Leo Baeck Institute, part of the Center for Jewish History in New York, and at the Archiv des Jüdischen Museums in Berlin. His current interests include 20th- and 21st-century German- and Yiddish-language literature and thought, comparative poetics, literary theory, and Jewish thought.