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Holli Levitsky - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Holli Levitsky

Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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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).

Education (4)

University of California, Irvine: Ph.D., English and American Literature

University of California, Irvine: M.A., Comparative Literature

University of Michigan: M.A., English Language and Literature

University of Michigan: B.A., English Language and Literature

Areas of Expertise (10)

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

Affiliations (7)

  • 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
  • Association for Jewish Studies
  • American Literature Association