Jess Jensen Mitchell is a PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She researches contemporary Polish writing about the past; her dissertation addresses literature about Upper Silesia as a significant cultural phenomenon which subverts binary, ethno-nationalist models of Polish identity. Her work is likewise concerned with the influence of postmemory on non-Jewish authors. Jess' scholarship is complemented by her role as a Polish-to-English literary translator. In 2022, she was awarded The Emerging Translator Mentorship by The National Centre for Writing and her work will be featured in the Spring 2023 issue of Two Lines.
Jess Jensen Mitchell
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Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures
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