Brett Winestock

Brett Winstock

Mailing Address: 
Department of Russian Studies
McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2



Brett Winestock is Instructor of Russian Studies at Dalhousie University. He received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University in 2020 and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leibniz-Institute for Jewish History and Culture (Simon Dubnow) in Germany. He is the author of an upcoming monograph on the uncensored Soviet-Jewish writer Leonid Tsypkin and his research has also appeared in In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies and The Russian Review. He has experience teaching at the University of Toronto, Stanford University, and Leipzig University. At Dalhousie he teaches the Russian language and classes on the cinema of Eastern Europe.



Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures. Stanford University, 2020.
M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures. University of Toronto, 2012.
Hon. B.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures. University of Toronto 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • “‘Brother Jews of the Entire World!’ Bergelson, Hofshteyn, and Soviet Yiddish in the Worldwide Jewish Family.” In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, November 2022:
  • “Christianity, Communism, and Translating Russian Jews: Liudmila Ulitskaia’s Daniel Stein and Aleksandr Meilakhs’s Bentsion Shamir.” The Russian Review 81 (January 2022): 45-65.