Adam Cohn

PhD Student
New Cabell Hall 442
Office Hours:
Wednesday 12–1, Thursday 9:15–10:15, or by appointment


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2020)

M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (2017)

B.A., Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Virginia (2015)

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th-century Spanish Literature
  • Judaism and Jewish discourse in modern Spain and Latin America
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Generation of 1898
  • Converso Studies


  • Elementary Spanish I (Fall 2016)
  • Elementary Spanish II (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
  • Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
  • Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Summer 2016)


“Spanish Fascist Rewritings of the Sephardim: The Cases of Pío Baroja and Ernesto Giménez Caballero.” Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies, San Diego, CA, December 2016.

“Not a Mere ‘viejo puto, judío’: Valera, Palencia and Montoro on the 1473 Córdoba Massacre.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Harrisonburg, VA, October 2016.

“Structure, Temporality and Myth in Rivas’s ‘El cuento de un veterano.’” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2016.

Grants & Awards

Rachel Winer Manin Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow of Jewish Studies, Charlottesville, VA (2016–present)
Digital Collections Intern, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA (Summer 2017)
Summer Language Fellowship, Yiddish, Charlottesville, VA (Summer 2017)
Del Greco Graduate Essay Prize, Charlottesville, VA (May 2017)
Graduate Fellow, International Residential College, Charlottesville, VA (2016–2017)
Maurice Amado Foundation Travel Grant, San Diego, CA (December 2016)
Phi Beta Kappa, Charlottesville, VA (2015)