Jeremy Dauber is a professor of Jewish literature and American Studies at Columbia University, where he has also served as director of its Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. He has penned books such as In the Demon’s Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, also Antonio’s Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, and Jewish Comedy: A Serious History; the last two were finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.
As J.A. Dauber, he is also the author of the YA novel Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain, which was a Young Adults’ Choice of the Children’s Book Council. He frequently lectures on topics related to American popular culture, Jewish literature, history, and humor at venues throughout the United States and internationally.
More recently Dauber has written books including American Comics: A History and Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew. He is currently researching and writing a book on what scares us by watching horror movies, reading horror books and so much more.