Rachel Seelig is a teacher and scholar of Jewish Studies based in Toronto, Canada. She has held appointments at Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Toronto. Rachel received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on migration, multilingualism, and cross-cultural exchange in German-Jewish, Hebrew, and Yiddish literatures. She offers courses and lectures to both academic audiences and the wider public in North America, Europe, and Israel. Rachel speaks English, Hebrew, German, and Yiddish, and is an avid tango dancer, yoga instructor, and proud mom of two. 


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