Matthew Johnson

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Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: German- and Yiddish-language literature; German-Jewish Studies; translation theory and practice; memory studies
Education: M.A., University of Chicago, 2016; B.A., New York University, 2014

Matt Johnson previously studied at New York University, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Vilnius Yiddish Institute. 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 served as a Teaching Consultant for the Chicago Center for Teaching. His research has been further supported by the Fulbright Commission, the IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna, the Posen Foundation, the Yiddish Book Center, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He has also completed internships at the Leo Baeck Institute, part of the Center for Jewish History in New York, and at the Archive of the Jüdisches Museum Berlin. He is currently working on an exhibition about the Rothschild Family as an intern at the Jüdisches Museum Wien.