Cecile E. Kuznitz is Associate Professor of History and Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College. Her book YIVO and The Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation (Cambridge University Press, 2014) appeared in paperback in 2017. She also serves as Senior Advisor to the Max Weinreich Center, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. She is currently at work on a study of Jewish architecture and urban space in Eastern Europe. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she held a Lady Davis Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Ruth Meltzer Fellowship at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania.