Dr Devorah Baum is Associate Professor in English Literature and Critical Theory at the University of Southampton. She is the author of two books, Feeling Jewish (Yale University Press) and The Jewish Joke (Profile), and co-director of the creative documentary feature film, The New Man.  She has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and Granta.  She is currently co-editing a special issue of Granta Magazine on ‘The Politics of Feeling’, coming out in Feb 2019.

This interview was conducted on 19th November 2018 at Kings Place by Jeffery Sugarman at the Sam Sax event.