P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Yulia Ryzhik, 2006

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough

Yulia Ryzhik is an immigrant from Russia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in English at Harvard University

YULIA RYZHIK is Assistant Professor of English (CLTA) at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University, where she was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and a Whiting Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Before coming to UTSC, Yulia taught at the University of New Mexico and held a Behrman-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (2012-2015). She is the editor of Spenser and Donne: Thinking Poets (Manchester University Press, 2019) and is working on a monograph entitled Donne’s Spenser: From Allegory to Metaphor. She has published articles in PMLAEnglish Literary Renaissance, and Spenser Studies, and is an executive committee member in the International Spenser Society. Yulia’s research and teaching interests extend to poetry of all periods, satire and humor, Shakespeare (especially performance and international reception), Italian Renaissance art and literature, the classical tradition, figurative language, allegory, and Japanese arts and culture.

Yulia received her B.A. in English from Harvard University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated together with her family in 1995. They are now naturalized citizens, living in Westchester County, NY and New York City.

  • PhD English | Harvard University 2011
  • BA English | Harvard University 2005
Work History
  • University of Toronto Scarborough, Assistant Professor
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