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Josh Lambert is the academic director of the Yiddish Book Center; visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and contributing editor at Tablet. He is the author of Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture.

“Whether I'm shuttling from the Yiddish Book Center to the English department at UMass Amherst, trying to find ways to make academic scholarship more accessible to K–12 educators, or organizing panels on social media in teaching for the Association for Jewish Studies conference,” he says, “I'm always energized by the prospect of bringing people and ideas together in new ways. Optimism about interdisciplinarity was one of the most valuable things I took away from Ann Arbor. At U-M, I found so many scholars, from multiple disciplines, who are genuinely committed to excellence, and who are dedicated to doing the work to make their voices heard both in Jewish Studies and in other disciplines, both inside and outside the academy.”

You can read many of Josh’s articles here.