CONTRIBUTOR

Matthew Johnson

University of Chicago

Matthew Johnson is a PhD candidate in Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. He previously studied at New York University and at the Freie Universität Berlin, and completed internships at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and at the Archive of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. His research and teaching interests include German- and Yiddish language literature in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries; German-Jewish studies; translation theory and practice; and memory studies. He is currently working on his dissertation, titled "Faltering Language: German-Yiddish Literature after 1900." In 2019/20, he is the Fulbright_IFK Junior Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna and a member of the Posen Society of Fellows.

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