is a Yiddish scholar, historian, photographer, translator and journalist. She studied Jewish studies, history, religious studies and sociolinguistics in Potsdam, New York and St. Petersburg. Her master’s thesis “Intergenerational Yiddishism” has been published as a book. She has been teaching Yiddish for over 15 years, including at the Universities of Potsdam and St. Petersburg, for YIVO in NYC, for summer schools (Yiddish Summer Weimar, Warsaw International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language, Yiddish Summer Program in Birobidzhan). Her research interests include Jewish music, Yiddish language, culture and history. She has previously published newspaper articles, photo essays, fiction, poetry, and radio features in Yiddish. The last years she worked in DFG and SNF research projects on German-Jewish history, Eastern European Jewish history and sound history. Since October 2022 she is part of the DFG project “Jewish Film Heritage”.