Joel Berkowitz



PhD, Theatre, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1995
MA, Theatre, Hunter College, 1991
BA cum laude, English, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Research and Teaching

Yiddish theatre and drama
Jewish theatre and drama
Digital humanities
Translation for the stage

Teaching Interests

Ethnic literature in the United States
Modern drama
Jewish literature
Yiddish literature and culture
Modern Jewish history

Selected Publications

“Yiddish Theater.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies, ed. Naomi Seidman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business (co-editor, with Barbara Henry). Wayne State University Press, 2012

Landmark Yiddish Plays: A Critical Anthology (co-editor and translator, with Jeremy Dauber). State University of New York Press, 2006.

“Yiddish Theater.” Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed. (2006), 677-85.

Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches (editor). Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2003.

Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage. University of Iowa Press, 2002.