A Symposium Honoring Marianne Hirsch
Thursday, April 29, 2022
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
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Speaker Bios (In Speaking Order)
// Performance maker // Scholar // Associate Professor Universidad Católica de Chile.
Alex Pekov is a PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature and has recently submitted his doctoral thesis, which studies autofictional family novels, crafted by Sephardi women writers from the Former Yugoslavia and the Maghreb.
Daniella Wurst has a Ph.D in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University and is currently teaching courses on visual theory and contemporary narrative at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Peru.
Ivy Schweitzer, daughter of Sue and Harold, grew up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn, is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, a poet now living in Vermont, and editor of White Heat: Emily Dickinson in 1862: a weekly blog.
Judith Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and after teaching about memory, storytelling, trauma, and transmission at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at NYU for almost two decades, has taken a break to write her first novel.
Nicole Marie Gervasio, Ph.D. is currently a Lecturer-in-Discipline of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2018; since then, she has completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University and PEN America.