Published: Aug. 28, 2015
Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian and Jewish Studies, published an article “Soviet Jews, Re-Imagined: Émigré Anglophone Writers from the USSR,” in The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). His translation — a collaboration with Harriet Murav (University of Illinois) — of David Bergelson's Yiddish-language novel Harsh Judgment, was published in the inaugural issue of In geveb, a new peer-reviewed Yiddish Studies journal. In August, he taught, for the second consecutive year, in the week-long Great Jewish Books program for high school students, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. He was asked by Tablet Magazine to write a tribute for Svetlana Boym, one of his doctoral advisers at Harvard, after her untimely death this summer; the resulting essay became an opportunity to reflect on teaching in Jewish Studies with the guidance of Dr. Boym's work on memory and nostalgia.