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Lizy Mostowski



Lizy Mostowski is a doctoral candidate in the Program for Comparative & World Literature in conjunction with the Program in Jewish Culture and Society’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative with a Graduate Minor in Museum Studies. Her dissertation examines spectral themes in Polish-Jewish literature in Polish and Yiddish after the Holocaust.

Languages: English, Polish, French, Yiddish

Research Interests

  • Polish-Jewish Studies
  • Trauma & Memory Theory
  • Holocaust Literature
  • Polish Literature
  • Yiddish Literature
  • March of 1968
  • Museum Studies


M.A. English Literature, Concordia University (2015)
B.A. Honours English Literature & Creative Writing with Distinction, Concordia University (2013)

Awards and Honors

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023-2024

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2020-2023

Gendell-Shiner Fellowship, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, Spring 2021

Karasik Scholarship for Study Abroad, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, 2017, 2018, 2019

John Klier Scholar, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, 2017

Courses Taught

JS 209: Jewish American & U.S. Minority Literatures in Dialogue 

Recent Publications

“Collective Disengagement: Canada’s National Holocaust Monument.” The Holocaust Across Borders. Ed. Hilene Flanzbaum. New York: Lexington Books, imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, July 2021. 

“Teaching Guide to Kadya Molodovsky’s A Jewish Refugee in New York  trans. Anita Norich.” In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. April 2021.