Published: May 25, 2015
Sasha Senderovich and Gary Shteyngart

Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, will be on research leave during the academic year 2015-2016, supported by fellowships from CU Boulder's Center for Humanities and the Arts and Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies. He has also received a grant from the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry to support the research and writing of his first book, Seekers of Happiness: Mobility, Culture, and the Creation of the Soviet Jew.

Recently, he moderated two public events with the author Gary Shteyngart, at Lehigh University (hosted by the Berman Center for Jewish Studies) and at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia (hosted jointly with Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History). He was also invited to teach guest classes on Shteyngart's memoir Little Failure at Lafayette College and at the University of Pennsylvania.

The first chapter of his translation--a collaboration with Harriet Murav--of David Bergelson's Yiddish-language novel Strict Justice was published in Pakn Treger.