Ellen Kellman, assistant professor in Yiddish language and literature, researches and writes about modern Yiddish literature and East European Jewish cultural history, especially the history of Yiddish print culture. She has been teaching Yiddish language and literature at the university level since 1987, including at Columbia University, the University of Toronto and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland.
Kellman is author of the article "Sholem Aleichem's Funeral (New York, 1916): the Making of a National Pagaent" in the YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science, vol. 20 (1991), "The Yiddish Book Sounds the Alarm!: Toward the History of Yiddish Reading in Interwar Poland" in Polin, vol. 16 (2003), "Feminism and Fiction: Khane Blankshteyn's Role in Inter-War Vilna" in Polin, vol. 18 (2005), "Entertaining New Americans: Popular Fiction in the Forverts (1910-1930)" in Jews and American Culture, edited by Paul Buhle (forthcoming 2007), and "An Uneasy Patronage: Dovid Bergelson's Years at the Forverts (1922-26)" in a forthcoming volume of essays on Bergelson edited by Joseph Sherman.
She has her Ph.D. in Yiddish literature from Columbia University.