Slobin Honored with Yiddish Studies Award

Mark Slobin, professor of music

Mark Slobin, professor of music

Mark Slobin, professor of music, received honorable mention for the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies Dec. 2 by the Modern Language Association of America. Slobin and was honored for his work on Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive, published by Wayne State University Press.

The prize is awarded each even-numbered year and is awarded alternately to an outstanding translation of a Yiddish literary work or an outstanding scholarly work in English in the field of Yiddish. Slobin will receive a certificate for the achievement Dec. 28 during the Modern Language Association of America’s annual convention in San Francisco, Calif.

Slobin has taught music at Wesleyan since 1971. He has been president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and of the Society for Asian Music.