Miriam Udel

Miriam Udel is assistant professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, where her research and teaching focus on the Jewish encounter with modernity through literature. Her first book, Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque, will appear in early 2016, published by the University of Michigan Press. She is currently at work on a project about Yiddish children’s literature and the culture of Jewish childhood in interwar Europe and the Americas. She holds a doctoral degree in comparative literature and a bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. One of the highlights of her graduate school years was teaching in and directing the Dr. Beth Samuels Summer High School Program at Drisha.

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