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Congratulations Kfir!

Comparative Literature alum and lecturer Kfir Cohen will begin a position as Senior Research Fellow and Academic Director of Borders and Sovereignty Unit at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Kristin Ann Dickinson wins 2017 Bernheimer Award

Comparative Literature alumna Kristin Ann Dickinson (Assistant Professor of German at University of Michigan) has won the 2017 Charles Bernheimer award for the most outstanding dissertation in the U.S. from the American Comparative Literature Association for her dissertation entitled “Translation and the Experience of Modernity: A History of German Turkish Connectivity.”

Selection Committee member Andrew Parker stated “Your work stood out to our committee in a year in which we received many more submissions than usual.  Congratulations!”

In fact, UC Berkeley Comparative Literature graduate alumni have now won the award (or received honorable mention) for 6 years in a row and 9 times since 2005: » Read on »