Sophie Edelhart

MA student

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Classes 2020-2021



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.