Mikhail Krutikov is professor of Slavic and Judaic studies, currently serving as chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in mathematics, has a graduate diploma in Yiddish literature from Gorky Institute for Literature in Moscow, and a PhD in Jewish literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. A scholar of Yiddish literature and East European Jewish culture, he has published two books, Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1905-1914 (2001) and From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener (2011), which won the MLA Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Literature. He co-edited nine collected volumes in the Yiddish Studies series of Legenda Press (Oxford), most recently Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity (2016). He is also a culture columnist for Yiddish Forward.