Gennady Estraikh is Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies in Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. In 1988-91 he was Managing Editor of the Moscow-based Yiddish literary monthly Sovetish Heymland. In 1991 he settled in Oxford, England, where he combined academic studies with Yiddish literary and journalistic activities. In 1995-2002 he worked at the Oxford Institute for Yiddish Studies and London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. In addition to his monographs Soviet Yiddish (1999, based on his 1996 doctoral thesis), In Harness (2005) and Yiddish in the Cold War (2008), he co-edited collective volumes: Yiddish in the Contemporary World (1999), The Shtetl (2000), Yiddish and the Left (2001), David Bergelson (2007) and Yiddish in Weimar Berlin (2010).
Gennady Estraikh will present a lecture entitled: The Kultur-Lige in Warsaw: A Stopover between Kiev and Paris.