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Tanya Yakovleva

Tetyana (Tanya) Yakovleva is Vice-President and a Yiddish lecturer of the Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America (YAAANA) and a literature lecturer at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. She studied Comparative Literature, Classical, Slavic, Jewish, and Media Studies at the universities of Kharkiv, Regensburg, Bari, and San Diego and received her PhD in Slavic and Jewish Studies from the University of Regensburg in 2019. Tanya is currently writing a book about Odessa 1905 in Russian Jewish Literature and is developing a new project about Kharkiv as a center of Russian, Ukrainian, and Yiddish Modernism in 1920-30s.

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