Jacqueline Krass

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: krass@wisc.edu

Year Admitted: 2018


I’m a sixth-year PhD candidate working on a dissertation about postwar Jewish American poetry, Yiddish, and ethnicity. I received my MPhil from the University of Cambridge and my BA from Vassar College, both in English. I also work part-time at the University of Wisconsin Press, where I am senior acquisitions assistant in the fiction, regional studies, Jewish Studies, and poetry lists.


Jewish and Yiddish literature; 20th and 21st-century literature; Poetry and poetics

Degree and Institution

BA, Vassar College
MPhil, University of Cambridge

Selected Publications

“‘Why do you pretend to be so detached from your Jewish feelings?’: Toward an Affective Reading of Jewish Diaspora,” Philip Roth Studies 18.2: (Fall 2022). Co-winner of the Siegel McDaniel Award for best graduate paper.

“A Conversation with Chris Kraus,” interview in Textual Practice 32.1 (February 2018).