Dory Fox is a PhD candidate in English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan and a Graduate Certificate student at the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

She is a scholar of twentieth-century Jewish American literature and culture, with interests in popular science, Yiddish literature, and comparative approaches American modernism. She currently researches the cultural influences of biological theories of inheritance, from Darwinism, to racial typology, to genetics. Her dissertation is titled “The Biological Imagination in Twentieth-Century Jewish American Culture.”





Image: “Adam’s Rib” by Gene Davis