Sonia Gollance

The Ohio State University

Sonia Gollance is Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Yiddish Studies at The Ohio State University. She formerly held a Moritz Stern Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Jewish Studies at Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany). She received her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania. Her book It Could Lead to Dancing: Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity is forthcoming with Stanford University Press. She is currently translating Tea Arciszewska’s modernist play about the Holocaust Miryaml (1958) as a Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow, and developing a project about the role of dance in antisemitic caricature. Her articles have appeared in Jewish Social Studies, Dance Chronicle, In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, and Austrian Studies. She has been invited to present her research at Jewish culture festivals in the United States and abroad, including Yiddish New York, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, KlezKanada, and the Montreal International Yiddish Theatre Festival. She is the Managing Editor of Plotting Yiddish Drama.