I am Associate Professor of English and Director of the Inter-American Jewish Studies Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. I received my B.A. in English from Queens College, my M.A. in Creative Writing from The City College, and my M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. I teach and publish in the fields of 20th Century and Contemporary Jewish American Literature. I have published numerous articles on American and Jewish American writing and I am the author of the book, American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction. I am a coordinator of JAHLIT—the Society for the Study of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature (www.jahlit.org). I am the Editor of the SUNY Press book series: Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture and I am a frequent lecturer on Jewish American culture and Holocaust writing. I serve as a coordinator of the annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium. I have served as a Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and in 2012 I won the University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. I currently serve as a judge of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the National Jewish Book Award.
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