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Vardit Lightstone

University of Toronto

Vardit Lightstone is a PhD student in Germanic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the Yiddish memoirs of immigrants from Eastern Europe to Canada. She is also a visiting research student at the Folklore Research Center (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) from January to August, 2016. In 2015, Vardit completed her MA in the Folklore and Folk Culture Program at the Hebrew University. Her MA thesis was a folkloristic and literary analysis of the Irish storyteller Tomás Ó Criomhthain’s autobiography. Vardit is a Yiddish instructor at the University of Toronto.

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