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Professor of English, York University, Canada

Julia Creet is Professor of English at York University in Toronto. On the cusp of literature and history, she teaches satire, nonfiction and memory studies. She is the author of The Genealogical Sublime, a history of the longest, largest, most complete, most lucrative and most rapidly-growing genealogy databases (U Mass Press, 2020); co-editor (with Sara Horowitz and Amira Dan) of Shadows Over the City of Lights: Jewish Writing in Post-War Paris (SUNY, In press) and H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy (Northwestern UP, 2016), winner of the Jewish Thought and Culture Award from the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards; and co-editor (with Andreas Kitzmann) of Memory and Migration—multidisciplinary approaches to memory studies (U Toronto Press 2011). She is also the director and producer of MUM: A Story of Silence (38 min 2008), a documentary about a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who tried to forget and Data Mining the Deceased (56 mins 2017, HD), a documentary about the industry of family history. In 2019, Julia Creet received the inaugural York University Research Impact Award for her leadership in public engagement.


  • –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