Sonia Gollance

University College London

Sonia Gollance is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Yiddish at University College London. She taught previously at the University of Vienna, The Ohio State University, and the University of Göttingen (Germany). She earned her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Her book, It Could Lead to Dancing: Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity, was published by Stanford University Press in 2021. She is currently translating Tea Arciszewska’s modernist play about the Holocaust Miryeml (1958), supported by a 2020-21 Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship, and developing a project about women who wrote plays in Yiddish. Her articles have appeared in Jewish Social Studies, Dance Chronicle, In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, and Austrian Studies. She is the Managing Editor of Plotting Yiddish Drama.