Benjamin Paloff

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
University of Michigan

Benjamin Paloff is the author of Lost in the Shadow of the Word (Space, Time, and Freedom in Interwar Eastern Europe)—named the 2018 Best Book in Literary Studies by AATSEEL—and of the poetry collections And His Orchestra (2015)and The Politics (2011). He has translated nearly a dozen books, most recently Dorota Masłowska’s Honey, I Killed the Cats, and has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (twice, in poetry and in translation), the US Fulbright Programs, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, among others. He is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.