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2020 YIVO-Bard Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

In March 2011 Updates on June 17, 2020 at 11:26 am

Thaïs is excited to be participating in the Summer 2020 YIVO-Bard Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.

Established in 1968, the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture is the oldest intensive Yiddish summer program in the world. Under the auspices of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Bard College, the program offers instruction in the Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European Jewry and its diaspora communities. The Weinreich Program treats Yiddish as a living language and emphasizes spoken Yiddish.

Thaïs will be participating in a 1-week refresher course and a 6-week intermediate level program with a wide variety of cultural and enrichment activities. She received a generous tuition scholarship to attend the program.  

The Humanities Institute 2020 Summer Research Fellowship

In March 2011 Updates on June 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

The Humanities Institute is a hub for academic research. It directly supports the work of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at the University of California, Santa Cruz through fellowship opportunities.

The Humanities Institute awarded Thaïs Miller a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship so that she could pursue a research project related to her dissertation. Her project is called “Vaudeville to GLOW: One Hundred Years of Jewish Humor, Jewish Women, Trauma, and Discrimination in Los Angeles.” This grant provides much needed time and resources for Thaïs to pursue her Humanities research.

First Peer-Reviewed Academic Article Publication

In March 2011 Updates on April 17, 2020 at 3:49 pm

 

Studies in Popular Culture Masthead

Thaïs’s first critical, academic article, “Recent Attempts of Historical Revisionism to Reclaim the Empowerment of Female Performers in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” was published in the fall 2019 issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Studies in Popular Culture, Vol. 41, No. 1. The article is currently available to subscribers. Visit https://www.studiesinpopularculture.com/ for more information.