Mandy Cohen

Mandy (Mindl) Cohen is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies. Her research focuses on Yiddish literature in the early 20th century with comparative work in German, Polish and Hebrew language literatures. She is currently working on her dissertation, entitled, “Here and Now: The Modernist Poetics of Do’ikayt.” Through readings of a range of modernist Yiddish literature, the dissertation explores the concept of “do’ikayt” (meaning “hereness”), which normally describes political and cultural movements associated with socialist Yiddishism, as a poetic term. Mandy taught Beginning Yiddish language for three years in the German Department and spends her summers as an instructor for The Helix Project.