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Miriam Borden

PhD Student Contact miriam.borden@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours TBD and by appointment Courses 2018-2019 GER260H FALL Elementary Yiddish, Monday, Wednesday, 2-4 Friday - 2pm-3pm Wednesday 2:00-4:00 in Jackman Humanities Building 235 Friday 2:00-3:00 in Jackman Humanities Building 100B Background I hold a B.A. in Jewish Studies (Hons., 2014) and an M.A. in Yiddish (2018) from the University of Toronto. My research interests are in the development and evolution of Yiddish as an ethnolinguistic identity of the organized institutional Jewish life in the Jewish community of Toronto in the postwar period. I am a researcher at the Ontario Jewish Archives Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, where I have worked as an Assistant Archivist, Yiddish translator, and tour guide for public tours of the historically Jewish (and Yiddish) Kensington Market neighbourhood. I have also written for the Canadian Jewish News on 20th century Jewish Torontonian culture in the Canadian Yiddish press. In the summer of 2017, I participated in the Naomi Prawer Kadar Yiddish Summer Program at Tel-Aviv University, and curated the exhibition “Discovering the Mame-loshn: The Hidden World of Yiddish at Robarts,” at Robarts Library (August 1-September 1, 2017). In May-July 2018 I curated a second Yiddish exhibition at Robarts, titled “Komets-alef: o! Back ... Read More »