Holli Levitsky

Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies

  • Los Angeles CA UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Holli Levitsky holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of California, Irvine. Founder and director of the Jewish Studies Program and Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Literature in Poland, a Schusterman Fellow at the Summer Institute for Israel Studies, and the Florida International University Exile Studies Writer-in-Residence. She works primarily in the areas of Jewish American literature, Holocaust studies and Exile studies, and has published dozens of articles, book chapters, and essays in these areas. Most recently, she is the co-editor of two volumes, The Literature of Exile and Displacement: American Identity in a Time of Crisis (2016) and Summer Haven: The Catskills, the Holocaust and the Literary Imagination (2015).


University of California, Irvine


English and American Literature

University of California, Irvine


Comparative Literature

University of Michigan


English Language and Literature

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Areas of Expertise

Jewish Studies
American Culture and the Holocaust
Holocaust Studies
Holocaust Pedagogy
Southern American Literature
Israel Studies
Literary Theory
Holocaust Literature
Jewish-American Literature
Exile Studies


  • Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium Executive Board and Director
  • Western Jewish Studies Executive Board
  • Levantine Review Editorial Board
  • Lund University RAvensbruck Archives Board
  • Modern Language Association
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