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Rebecca Turner

Rebecca Turner holds a BA in English (Drama and Theatre) and Jewish Studies from McGill University. Her research focuses on Yiddish women dramatists with the goal to document, understand, and uplift their writings from marginalized genres such as children’s theatre and shund [trash] musicals as well as “high art” and political dramas. Her research interests also include conceptions of Yiddishkeit, Jewish female immigrant identity, and “radical” political alignment on and off the pre-WWII Yiddish stage. Rebecca is affiliated with the Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Cluster and is the recipient of a Mellon Cluster Fellowship. She is also a director, playwright, and translator.