Marianne Hirsch writes about the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Her recent books include The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust; Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory, co-authored with Leo Spitzer; and Rites of Return: Diaspora Poetics and the Politics of Memory, co-edited with Nancy K. Miller. Hirsch is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is one of the founders of Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference. Hirsch is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim, ACLS, Mary Ingraham Bunting, Bellagio and Bogliasco fellowships.