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Sasha Senderovich awarded National Endowment for Humanities grant

August 18, 2023

Sasha Senderovich

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Sasha Senderovich

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Sasha Senderovich, Jackson School and Slavic Languages and Literatures faculty, a grant for his project, “In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Short Fiction by Jewish Writers from the Soviet Union.”

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The grant, awarded for two years, in the NEH’s Scholarly Editions and Translations category, is for an annotated translation into English of a collection of Yiddish and Russian short stories written about the Soviet Jewish experience of World War II and the Holocaust.

The project, a collaboration between Senderovich, who is the project director, and Harriet Murav (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), is due to be published as a book by Stanford University Press in 2025.

Announced on August 15, 2023, it is one of 280 projects nationwide to have received a NEH award.