is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches courses in, among other things, Russian literature and translation studies. She is the author of Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands
(Northwestern UP, 2012) and Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine
(Harvard UP, 2020) and the editor of many additional articles, edited volumes, and original translations including "Proletpen: America's Rebel Yiddish Poets" (U. Wisconsin Press, 2005). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford.