Alexandra Herzog joins the Elie Wiesel Center and CAS Core Curriculum

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May 12th, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Herzog as our first post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies and lecturer in the CAS Core Curriculum.

Alexandra Tali Herzog

Alexandra Tali Herzog specializes in modern Jewish literature and culture, with an emphasis on Yiddish literature in America (Isaac Bashevis Singer). She holds a BA in Biblical Hebrew and BA/MA degrees in French literate and English literature from the University of Geneva, a joint MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women’s and Gender studies from Brandeis University, and holds a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.

Alexandra comes to BU with a passion for  teaching honed in the Brandeis Transitional Year program, in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University, and service as teaching fellow and instructor at the Cambridge School for Adult Education as well as the Collège Voltaire in Geneva and the University of Geneva. She has presented her scholarship at professional conferences in the US and in Europe, and she has published a précis of ongoing work on hitherto unpublished letters by Bashevis Singer that she plans to work into the book based on her dissertation. Her familiarity with a broad canon of medieval and modern European (especially French and Anglophone) literature positions her well to teach in the CAS Core Curriculum, and her expertise in American Jewish modernism and gender studies makes her an attractive addition to our Jewish studies faculty.