Introducing Alexander Stern, Editorial Intern

Alexander Stern


At In geveb we are proud not only to sus­tain and grow schol­ar­ship in our field but also to cre­ate edi­to­r­i­al posi­tions that are valu­able pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for emerg­ing schol­ars. To that end, we’re thrilled to include in our team an under­grad­u­ate intern, Alexan­der Stern who will work on many tasks from design­ing and pub­lish­ing our newslet­ter to offer­ing insights and ideas for our ped­a­gogy sec­tion from a stu­dent per­spec­tive. We look for­ward to all that our new team mem­ber will do to strength­en our pub­li­ca­tion, and to all that we will learn from and with him through this men­tor­ing experience.

Alexan­der’s posi­tion is sup­port­ed by the Cen­ter for Career Advance­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go and the Joyce Z. and Jacob Green­berg Cen­ter for Jew­ish Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago.

Sholem aleichem!

My name is Alex. I’m a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, by way of Los Ángeles. After a bit of academic reshuffling over the past two years, I’ve decided on an Urban Studies major— and a (dramatishe muzik…) Yiddish Studies minor.

A year and a bit ago, with some other language classes under my belt, I enrolled in Elementary Yiddish in the hopes of connecting to one of my family’s ancestral tongues. In so doing, I not only began a journey of speaking, writing, and reading Yiddish, but I was also able to pull back the curtain on a slew of music, literature, and sociopolitical traditions that resonated deeply with me. Right now, I’m studying Intermediate Yiddish, tallying new tenses and vocabulary, while conducting an independent project: a Yiddish-forward biography of famed printmaker Todros Geller using sources from around the city of Chicago.

When I’m not zikh lernen Yiddish, I’m cracking jokes with my sketch comedy troupe or brain-deep in coding audio and video for psycholinguistics research.

I look forward to working as an Editorial Intern for In geveb. I’m eager to wade into the vibrant and vital waters of present-day Yiddish scholarship and discourse.

A great, big zayt gezunt. Signing off for now.

Stern, Alexander. “Introducing Alexander Stern, Editorial Intern.” In geveb, November 2022:
Stern, Alexander. “Introducing Alexander Stern, Editorial Intern.” In geveb (November 2022): Accessed Nov 30, 2023.


Alexander Stern

Alexander Stern is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Chicago, majoring in Urban Studies and minoring in Yiddish Studies. He is In geveb's editorial intern.