People

Walker Horsfall

Course Instructor Contact info walker.horsfall@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue &Thu 4-5 in Kelly Library Café      Read More »

Maria Harutyunyan

PhD student Contact info maria.harutyunyan@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue and Thur 8-9 pm Classes 2020-2021 GER100 Background I completed my hon. Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto with a major in Sociology and a minor in German and French. In 2020, I completed my MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. As a current PhD student in Germanic Literature, Culture and Theory, my main focus is on environmental humanities. Aside from literature, my interests also lie in the field of visual arts and acquiring languages. My spoken languages include: German, English, French and Armenian. Teaching Positions Course Instructor, Introduction to German, University of Toronto, 2019 Awards & Scholarships Angela Hildyard Award for Academic Excellence, 2016-2018 Thomas & Beverley Simpson Graduate Achievement Award For Single Parents, 2019 Institutional Services Advisor, U of T Family Care Office Advisory Committee, 2018- 2019    Read More »

Sophie Edelhart

MA student Contact info tba Office Hours tba Classes 2020-2021 tba Background Sophie Edelhart graduated from Barnard College in 2019 with a B.A. in History and Concentration in Gender, Sex, and Family. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the 1997 union drive at the Lusty Lady Theater in San Francisco, the first and only unionized sex business in the United States. She is currently located in New York where she has worked for the past year as an archivist, Yiddish researcher, and tour guide of the Lower East Side. She is currently an Oral History Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts and is a member of the 2020-2021 Helix Fellowship’s activist cohort. She is pursuing an M.A. in Yiddish Studies and plans to center her research on Yiddish folk singing.    Read More »

Eli Jany

PhD Student I received my MA in Yiddish Studies from the University of Toronto in 2020 and am excited to be returning to complete my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Anna Shternshis. My current research focuses on the work of Soviet Yiddish playwright Moyshe Pintshevski during the Second World War. I have a strong interest in translation, and work as a Yiddish-to-English translator of literary texts as well as personal documents. Outside of academia, I am passionate about fibre arts and cats. Contact eli.jany@mail.utoronto.ca Classes 2020-21 GER 260 Elementary Yiddish (winter term) Academic BackgroundMA in Yiddish, University of Toronto, 2020 MSW, University of Toronto, 2019 Honours BSc in Biology, McMaster University, 2015 PublicationsSarah Reisen. “Three Poems.” In geveb, May 2020: Trans. Eli Jany. ConferencesPanel Chair, “Self-Making, World-Making,” 2020 Schwartz-Reisman Graduate Student Conference in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Awards SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral, 2020 University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, 2020 Granovsky-Gluskin Graduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies, 2019 Read More »