Agi Legutko is the Director of the Yiddish Language Program at Columbia, where she also teaches Yiddish language, literature, and culture. She specializes in dybbuks, women, gender, and modern Yiddish literature, and culture, as well memory, identity, and trauma. She is also an expert on the history of Jewish Krakow, her hometown, and Jewish life in today’s Poland. She authored a historical guidebook to the Jewish quarter of Krakow, Krakow’s Kazimierz: Town of Partings and Returns (2004, 2009) and several scholarly articles on dybbuk possession and Yiddish poetry, and has lectured widely on the revival of Jewish life in Poland. She got her PhD (with distinction) in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University in 2012. She is currently completing her first academic book on dybbuk possession and modern Jewish identity. She maintains a close connection with Poland by going back to Krakow every summer. She is thrilled to return to KlezKanada!