Sylvia Sukop

Germanic Languages & Literatures | Entering Year: 2021

A PhD candidate in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Sylvia Sukop seeks to deepen her engagement with neglected histories, including the lives and work of artists and writers that speak to the challenges of our own time. The lesbian Jewish daughter of German-speaking immigrants and an advocate for LGBTQ+ equality since the 1980s, Sylvia is committed to intergenerational, intercultural, interfaith, and interdisciplinary modes of research, activism, and creative collaboration. Following a three-decade career as a writer/editor in museums, foundations, higher ed, and international development, Sylvia completed her MFA in Writing at Washington University in 2018, was awarded the Senior Teaching Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2018–2019, and named director of WashU’s Summer Writers Institute in 2020.