Amelia Glaser

Professional Bio 

Amelia Glaser is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at UC San Diego. She is also currently the director of UCSD's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program and Jewish Studies Program. Her work lies at the intersection of Russian, Ukrainian, and Jewish literary culture. She is the author of "Jews and Ukrainians in Russia's Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop" (Northwestern U. Press, 2012), the editor of "Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising" (Stanford UP, 2015), and the translator of "Proletpen: America's Rebel-Yiddish Poets." received a BA from Oberlin College in Comparative Literature in 1997, an MSt. from the University of Oxford in Yiddish in 2000, and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in 2004. Professor Glaser is currently completing a book about transnational Jewish poetry in the 1930s. Before joining UCSD's literature department in 2006 she held fellowships at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a lecturer in Jewish Studies and at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University.

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Russian Literature (19th and 20th Century); Modern Yiddish Literature; Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; Transnational Jewish Literature; The Literatures of Ukraine. Literature and fascism; American-Russian cultural relations

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Associate Professor