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Brett Winestock

Brett Winestock is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture (Simon Dubnow) in Leipzig, Germany. He received his PhD from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University in 2020. Working in both Russian and Yiddish, his research focuses on Jewish literature and culture in the Soviet Union. He is currently preparing his dissertation for publication as a monograph entitled “The Uncensored Man: Leonid Tsypkin, Russian Writer and Soviet Jew (1926-1982),” while beginning a second project focusing on the lives and work of the five Yiddish writers murdered by Stalin in 1952. His research interests include modernism and postmodernism, dissidence, translation, memory studies, and issues of identity. He has taught the Russian language as well as classes on Russian-Jewish literature, folklore, and the myth of St. Petersburg. 

Education

2020: Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University.
2012: M.A., Russian Language and Literature, Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.
2011: B.A. (Hons), Russian Language and Literature, University of Toronto.