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Ruth Wurl

Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Ruth Wurl will begin a position as Lecturer in Department in Slavic Languages and Literatures in Fall Quarter 2020. She earned a PhD in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and a Graduate Dissertation Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her work examines the role of the Woman Question in broader social, political, and aesthetic debates in mid-nineteenth century Imperial Russia. 


Ph.D. candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University
Thesis topic: Writing Women: Gender, Alterity, and Representation in Nineteenth-Century Russian Realism
2013: M.A., Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Thesis topic: Itzik Fefer and the Development of Soviet Yiddish Literature
2011: B.A., Russian, Eastern European, Eurasian Studies,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Research areas: 19th century Russian literature, intellectual history of left-wing movements, feminism, queer theory, Yiddish in the Soviet Union