Stalin's Favorite Cartoonist, Boris Efimov and Famed Translator, Lilianna Lungina

A Lecture by Alice Nakhimovsky Professor of Russian and Jewish Studies, Director of Jewish Studies at Colgate University

Speaks in conjunction with NEJS141A - Russian Jews in the Twentieth Century course, taught by Professor ChaeRan Freeze

Friday, March 25 2011

Alice Stone Nakhimovsky, ProfessorAlice Nakhimovsky of Russian and Jewish Studies, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and went through its public schools before entering Cornell University where she received her AB in 1971 and PhD in 1976. She completed the Advanced course in Yiddish at the YIVO/NYU Summer program in 2007.

Many years ago, as a break from graduate school, she went to study in Leningrad and eventually married there. While she started her career writing on the Russian absurdists Kharms and Vvedensky, the subject of her dissertation and first book, she became more interested in Russian-Jewish issues and has come to specialize in that. She wrote a number of books and essays on Russian-Jewish literature. She is proudest of her six years of work on the editorial board of the YIVO Encylopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.