PhD/MFA. teacher. alleged writer. literary + cultural studies scholar. sometimes: design + translation. 

Poland Writings, 2012-13

The following are links to some of the pieces I wrote while on a Fulbright in Warsaw, Poland (2012-13). I was researching and writing about what some refer to as the “revival” in Jewish life after the fall of Communism. 

"The Jewish Revival In Poland," Sounds Jewish Podcast, The Guardian, June 5, 2013.
This audio story was, in many ways, a culmination of my year in Warsaw. It won the Sanford St. Martin Trust Award for “Best Podcast.” Listen to it here.

"The Urbanist's Warsaw," New York Magazine, September 13, 2013.
Read it here.

"In the Polish Aftermath," Tablet Magazine, April 17, 2013.

Context and analysis of the Polish film Aftermath. Read it here.

"A House is not a Home is an Idea: An attempt at filing in the gaps of the discourse surrounding Dom Kereta," Mała Kultura Współczesna, December 12, 2012.
A reflection on visiting Keret House in Warsaw--the narrowest house in the world. Read it here.

"Poland's Real Jewish Revival," Tablet Magazine, November 26, 2012.
This piece concerns a community of adults learning how to be Jewish at one of Warsaw’s synagogues in a program called “Judaism: Step by Step.” Read it here.

"Radek Szlaga's Freedom Club and The Mapping of American Schizophrenia," Mała Kultura Współczesna, October 10, 2012.
This piece isn’t directly about Polish Jewish life, but about an exhibit built around the concept of the Unabomber Ted Kaczinski’s “Freedom Club.” It just so happens that The Unabomber shares a surname with two of Poland’s presidents. Read it here.

thumbnail image: still from Yael Bartana’s And Europe Will Be Stunned (2011).