My work sits at the intersection of American Jewish history, youth and childhood, and Yiddish. I am a Jim Joseph Postdoctoral Fellow in education and religion at Stanford University. My current research considers the lived experience and intergenerational tension in postwar American Jewish summer camps of the Zionist, Yiddishist, and denominational varieties.
After receiving my PhD in History and Hebrew Judaic Studies at New York University in 2018, I went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Ben Gurion University’s Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, where I worked within a research group devoted to the topic of Israel and American Jewry.
In addition to studying the history of Yiddish in America, I am also active within the contemporary Yiddishist community. As the founder and executive producer of Vaybertaytsh: A Feminist Podcast in Yiddish, I produce contemporary Yiddish content for students and native speakers of all ages and background. I also serve on the editorial board of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.