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Sunny Yudkoff

Sunny Yudkoff


Sunny Yudkoff is an assistant professor in both the German, Nordic, and Slavic+ Department and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Her first book, Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing, was awarded the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize. She is currently at work on her second monograph, entitled Against Jewish Humor: Toward a Theory of Yiddish Joy.

Her research and teaching focuses on Jewish literary production, comparative Jewish literature, Yiddish arts and texts, medical humanities, and affect theory.

Jewish Studies
Education

PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
MSt, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Publications

Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing, Stanford University Press

Courses

Modern Jewish Experiences