Joel Berkowitz

Foreign Languages & Literature
 (414) 229-6551
 Greene Museum 120A


  • PhD, Theatre, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1995
  • MA, Theatre, Hunter College, 1991

Research Interests

Yiddish theatre and drama, Jewish theatre and performance, modern Jewish fiction

Teaching Interests

Jewish literature in various genres; Yiddish literature, theatre, and culture; modern Jewish history

Other Relevant Activities

Director, Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, UWM

Selected Publications

Berkowitz, Joel B. “The Many Languages of Yiddish Drama.” Changing The Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theater Studies, 1959-2009. Ed. Joseph Roach. University of Michigan Press, (2009): 238-60.
Berkowitz, Joel B. “Yiddish Theater.” Encyclopedia Judaica 19.2nd ed. (2006): 677-85.
Berkowitz, Joel B. Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2003.
Berkowitz, Joel B. Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage. University of Iowa Press, 2002.