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Jessica Kirzane

Jessica Kirzane is the Assistant Instructional Professor in Yiddish at the University of Chicago and the editor-in-chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. She is the translator of Miriam Karpilove’s Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle against Free Love (Syracuse University Press, 2020). Kirzane’s writings on the topic of representations of race in Yiddish literature and culture include her translation of Joseph Opatoshu’s “A Lynching” (In geveb, 2016), her teaching guide to Isaac Meir Dik’s “Slavery or Serfdom” (In geveb, 2016), and various essays.