Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson graduated from New York University in 2014 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and German. He also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, and 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 research and teaching interests include German- and Yiddish-language literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; German-Jewish studies; translation theory and practice; and memory studies. He is currently working on his dissertation, titled “Faltering Language: German-Yiddish Literature after 1900.” In Chicago, Matt is also affiliated with the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and serves as a Teaching Consultant for the Chicago Center for Teaching. His research has been further supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Posen Society of Fellows, and the Yiddish Book Center. In 2019/20, he is the Fulbright_IFK Junior Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna.