A native of Brooklyn, I have been at Trinity University for over a quarter of a century and have come to appreciate greatly San Antonio culture and ease of life. I used to follow all kinds of theoretical approaches to literature, but now I approach texts more and more as esthetic works and historical testimony and try to influence my students in the same direction: less cogitation, more informed appreciation.
Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., Columbia University in the City of New York
B.A., Cornell University
"The Phenomenology of Francophonia in Three Philosophers and a Historian: Memmi, Derrida, Ben Aych, and Bénabou." Jewish Social Studies 14:3 (2008): 60–84.
"Using Political Cartoons to Teach French Anti-Racist Anti-Multiculturalism." Teaching Race in Social Science and Humanities Higher Education. University of Birmingham (UK), 2007, pp. 145–165.
Yiddish South of the Border: An Anthology of Yiddish Writing from Latin America. University of New Mexico Press, 2003.
French Language, Literature, Civilization
Yiddish Culture (First-year seminar)
Community service & Involvement
I translate documents for locals doing genealogical research, and am involved in block and homeowners' associations.
I have served on various University committees and once was member of the Faculty Senate. I enjoy advising students and helping them navigate bureaucratic complexities.