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A.M. Vincent

Alana M. Vincent is Associate Professor in the History of Religion at Umeå University. Born in Canada, they have lived in the US, UK, Israel, and now Sweden; in the course of researching this essay they examined their own family history and confirmed that she is the product of the convergence of several long lines of migrants, as well as one branch of settlers who have consistently inhabited the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka, Anishinabewaki, and Omàmìwininìwag nations since the late 1700’s.


The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (2013)

“Literature–or “imaginative writing”–is not simply a window into understanding the theo-political positioning of author and reader, but also a medium for experimentation, in which the familiar is made strange and the strange becomes familiar. “


The Political Romance of Clay and Air

“Your clay is the clay of some Litvak shtetl, your air is the air of the steppes.”