Karen Underhill

    Email Address: kcu@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: UH 1614 Phone: 7735170833
    Webpage: https://lcsl.uic.edu/slavic-baltic/people/faculty/karen-underhill
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Diasporism; Memory-Work; Polish-Jewish culture and liteatures; Polish Literature 18th c-present; Yiddish literature and culture; Jewish culture and literature in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Experience with French, Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew or German is a plus, but is NOT REQUIRED.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Research assistance on two new book projects. Includes research into journal articles and online primary sources; library research at UIC and U of C, scanning of articles; compiling a bibliography of downloaded and scanned articles in Box Docs; potentially annotation of articles depending on student experience.

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