David Kurkovskiy

David Kurkovskiy is a PhD student in Slavic Languages and Literatures with a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies. He works chiefly between five languages: Belarusian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish, focusing on Yiddish, Polish and West Ruthenian philology since the early modern period, as well as on the cosmopolitan literature and letters of Belarusians and Belarusian Jews between Vilnius and Minsk in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. David earned his BA from Yale University in 2017, where he double-majored in Russian and Eastern European Studies and Computer Science.