Ezra Cappell

Ezra CappellI am Associate Professor of English and Director of the Inter-American Jewish Studies Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. I received my B.A. in English from Queens College, my M.A. in Creative Writing from The City College, and my M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. I teach and publish in the fields of 20th Century and Contemporary Jewish American Literature. I have published numerous articles on American and Jewish American writing and am the author of the critically-acclaimed book, American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction. I am a frequent lecturer on Jewish American culture and Holocaust writing and the coordinator of the annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium. I have been a finalist for the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and am currently a Fellow at the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning.