Anna Elena Torres

Anna Elena Torres is the Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. She received a PhD from UC Berkeley, with a dissertation titled “‘With an Undone Shirt (Mit a tseshpilyet hemd)’: Anarchist Modernism and Yiddish Literature.” This research documents anarchist diasporism and analyzes its influence in Yiddish modernism, in such works as Peretz Markish’s poema Der fertsikyeriker man (The Man of Forty). Torres’s other work includes translating Dvoyre Fogel’s poetry collection Manekinen (1934).