Rachel Merrill Moss is a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University, USA and a 2018-2019; 2019-2020 Fulbright grantee to Poland, where she is affiliated with the Department of Sociology of Culture, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw (faculty associate – prof. Elżbieta Hałas). She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MA in Theatre History and Criticism from CUNY Brooklyn College. Her dissertation examines a variety of stage and public performances in Poland, specifically exploring shifting performed representations of Jewishness from the interwar period to post-soviet era, in conversation with changing modes of national identity formation and memory work. Rachel M. Moss has presented work at the American Society for Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Polish-Jewish Studies Working Group and she was the 2017-2018 Vice President of the Graduate Student Caucus of ASTR. She has publications in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre and the edited collection Women on the Yiddish Stage.