Yaakov Herskovitz is PhD candidate at the University of Michigan in the department of Near Eastern Studies and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. His research focuses on Hebrew and Yiddish bilingual writers in the first half of the twentieth century. He is interested in moments of language transition, intersection and self-translation. Yaakov holds an M.A. in literature from Tel-Aviv University and a B.A. in Hebrew literature and philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.