Seidman, Naomi, Ph.D.


Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016, and a National Jewish Book Award in 2019. Her writings on translation include the 2006 Faithful Renderings: Jewish—Christian Difference and the Politics of Difference. She is presently completing a study of Freud in Hebrew and Yiddish translation.

She splits her time between Toronto and Berkeley.

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  • Lectures: The poetry of Itzik Manger, Jewish humor, Gender and Yiddish literature, From the Shtetl to Broadway: The Bible in Yiddish Literature, Yiddish and Translation.