Jeremy Dauber

Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture
Director Emeritus, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
310 Hamilton Hall
212-854-9608
jad213@columbia.edu

Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture and, for a decade, directed the Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University, where also teaches in the American studies program. He is the author of Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature (Stanford University Press, 2004); In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern (Yale University Press; 2010); The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem (Schocken Books, 2013), and, with Joel Berkowitz, Landmark Yiddish Plays (2006). For twelve years, he co-edited Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History with Barbara Mann. His newest book, Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, was published by W.W. Norton in 2017. Both The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem and Jewish Comedy were finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.