Published: Dec. 8, 2015

Sasha SenderovichSasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies, presented a paper on how contemporary Soviet-born American Jewish writers respond to the idea of "the Soviet Jew" that emerged in the West during the Cold War, at the annual conference of the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in Philadelpha in November.

He also participated in the annual convention of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) in Boston in December: in a roundtable discussion on Yiddish translation, where he spoke about his recently completed collaborative translation of Soviet Yiddish writer David Bergelson's novel Judgment; and in a roundtable discussion on the pedagogy of including recent TV shows into the Jewish Studies classroom -- including the CU Boulder course "Introduction to Jewish Culture."

Together with David Coons (a CU Boulder undergraduate double-majoring in Jewish Studies and Studio Arts), in October he collaborated on a publication on the pedagogy of teaching Moyshe Kulbak's novel The Zelmenyaners; this book, which appears on the syllabus for his CU Boulder course on the Russian-Jewish Experience and for which he authored the critical introduction and notes, was reviewed in the journal In gevebHe will spend the Spring 2016 semester in residence at Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies as a Starr Fellow in Judaica.