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Dr. Anna Veprinska

Pronouns: she/her


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Arts, Department of English

Contact information


Office: SS1102


Educational Background

PhD English, York University, 2018

MSt English (1900-present), University of Oxford, 2011

BA (Honours) English, York University, 2010


Areas of Research

Twentieth and twenty-first-century poetry, empathy, poetry after trauma, the Holocaust, genocide, creative writing


  • Honourable Mention for Memory Studies Association First Book Award, Memory Studies Association. 2021
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, SSHRC / University of Toronto. 2020
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize, York University. 2019
  • A.C. Silber Award for Holocaust and East European Studies, York University. 2017
  • Cummings Foundation Research Fellowship, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 2016
  • English Department Teaching Assistant Award, York University. 2016