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Naomi B. Sokoloff

Project Description

Naomi Sokoloff

Professor, Dept. of Near Eastern Language and Civilization and Comparative Literature

Ph.D. Princeton University (1980)

Contact Information:
Phone: (206) 543-2049
Office: Denny Hall, 220C
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Personal Website


Faculty Profile

My research interests cover a range of modern Jewish writing, with special focus on the representation of childhood in narrative, on Holocaust studies, and on feminist criticism.

My publications include Imagining the Child in Modern Jewish Fiction (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) and a number of edited volumes: Gender and Text in Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature (The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1992); Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child in Literature (Wayne State University Press, 1994); Israel and America: Cross Cultural Encounters and the Literary Imagination (a special issue of the journal Shofar, 1998); Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies: Books on Israel, Vol. VI (SUNY Press , 2002); and The Jewish Presence in Children’s Literature (a special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). I have served on the editorial boards of Prooftexts, Shofar, and Hebrew Studies.

My most recent book is “Boundaries of Jewish Identity”, edited with Susan A. Glenn (UW Press, 2010).


The Modern Hebrew Blog

by Naomi B. Sokoloff

Read about the latest in Hebrew and Israeli art and culture and learn more about Modern Hebrew course offerings at Naomi Sokoloff’s blog.