Office: McKenna 228
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00PM-3:00PM or by appointment
Modern Jewish literatures, Jewish literature and culture in Russia and the Soviet Union, post-Soviet Jewish experience, cultural memory, film studies
Introduction to Jewish Culture (GSLL/JWST 2350); Modern Jewish Literature (GSLL/JWST 2551); Contemporary Jewish Societies (IAFS/GSLL/JWST 3600); Russian Jewish Experience (RUSS/JWST 4401)
Sasha Senderovich holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (2010). His published work includes articles on Russian Jewish writers Dovid Bergelson and Isaac Babel, a critical introduction and notes to the English-language translation of Moyshe Kulbak's Soviet Yiddish novel The Zelmenyaners: A Family Saga (Yale University Press, 2013), as well as on contemporary Anglophone fiction by Russian Jewish émigré authors in the United States. He has also published a number of shorter essays and encyclopedia entries on Soviet post-Soviet cinema. He is also involved in a collaborative translation project of Dovid Bergelson’s Soviet Yiddish novel, Mides ha-din (Strict Justice, 1929). Sasha is currently at work on his first book manuscript, How the Soviet Jew Was Made: Culture and Mobility After the Revolution, as well as on a number of articles on contemporary fiction by Soviet-born American Jewish writers.
In addition to his scholarship, Sasha has also published journalism in Tablet Magazine, Lilith, The Forward, The New York Times, The New Republic, and The New Yorker’s Page-turner blog (these articles could be found here); public scholarship—in particular, on different issues in contemporary Jewish and Russian-Jewish culture—remains one of his strong interests. One of his additional regular activities involves summertime teaching in the Great Jewish Books program for high school students, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.
Before joining the faculty at CU Boulder in 2013, Sasha was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Lafayette College, and the Aresty Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.