Kensky, Eitan, Ph.D.


Judaica and Hebraica Curator, Stanford University Library

  • Listing ID: 1305
  • Background: Three years as the Director of Collections Initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center, where he worked on a wide range of digital collections projects — from digitizing archival recordings of concerts, lectures and other public programs to collaborating with peers at libraries in the US and Israel on an effort to make the entirety of Yiddish literature available online, without cost. He also managed the Book Center’s translation fellowship program, edited the annual translation issue of the Center’s magazine, and worked on an upcoming exhibition about Yiddish in the United States. Before joining the Yiddish Book Center, Eitan taught Yiddish and Jewish Studies at Harvard. He co-founded In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, a digital, open access journal devoted to cultivating a new generation of Yiddish scholarship, and to finding new ways of integrating scholarship and original sources. He holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from Harvard, and his own research focuses on twentieth-century American Jewish Culture.
  • Contact: Eitan Kensky, Ph.D.
  • Lectures: He is particularly interested in the intersection of art and ideas, and how American Jews tell their own stories through literature, comics, film, and television.