Dr. Karen UnderhillTJHT Senior Academic Advisor

    Dr. Karen Underhill is assistant professor of Polish literature and Polish-Jewish studies in the  Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research at the intersection of Polish and Jewish cultures and literatures focuses on Polish and Yiddish modernisms; Bruno Schulz and Galician Jewish culture in the interwar period; and changing narratives of Poland as a multilingual and pluralist space of encounter.  Dr. Underhill received her PhD in Polish and Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, was 2013-2013 Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellow at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; is co-founder of Massolit Books & Cafe in Kraków, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago YIVO Society. She has published articles in POLIN Journal, East European Politics and Societies (EEPS), Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ), Czas Kultury, and Jewish Renaissance, and is currently preparing a book manuscript entitled “Writing in the Third Language: Bruno Schulz and Jewish Modernity”.