About the Author

Marianne Hirsch was born in Romania after the Second World War and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. A professor of comparative literature and gender studies at Columbia University, she has worked extensively on the second-generation memory of the Holocaust and has written several books on family narratives in literature and photography. Her most recent books are The Generation of PostmemoryGhosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory (with Leo Spitzer), and, coedited with Ayşe Gül Altınay, María José Contreras, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon, Women Mobilizing Memory.

Find more about Professor Hirsch and her work through her faculty website at Columbia University and her Wikipedia page. More information about her longtime collaborator, Leo Spitzer, is available at his personal website.