Professor of English, York University, Canada

Julia Creet is Professor of English at York University in Toronto. She teaches memory studies, literary nonfiction and satire. She is the author of The Genealogical Sublime, a book about the history of genealogy databases (U. Mass, 2020), and co-editor of (with Andreas Kitzmann) of Memory and Migration—multidisciplinary approaches to memory studies (University of Toronto Press 2011, paper 2014) and (with Sara Horowitz and Amira Dan) of H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy (Northwestern UP, 2016), winner of the Jewish Thought and Culture Award from the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. She is also the director and producer of “MUM: A Story of Silence” (38 min 2008), a documentary about a Holocaust survivor who tried to forget and “Data Mining the Deceased” (56 mins 2016, HD), a documentary about the industry of family history. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in The Conversation, The National Post, Reader’s Digest, Exile, Toronto Life, Border/Lines and West Coast Line.


  • –present
    Professor of English, York University, Canada


  • 1995 
    PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1988 
    MA, OISE, University of Toronto
  • 1986 
    BA, University of Victoria