Dr Julia Krivoruchko
Julia G. Krivoruchko gained her PhD in Classics at Lomonosov Moscow State University and had a distinguished career as a teacher of classical languages, linguistics and literature in universities in Russia, the Ukraine, Israel and Greece. Her acquaintance with the work of the Language Traditions Project in Jerusalem and its leader Prof. Shelomo Morag sparked her interest in the oral and written transmission of Jewish biblical translations, the field she has been researching since 1998. In 2001-2 she was awarded a scholarship by the A. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation to study the culture and language of Greek-speaking Jews. Her publications deal with Judaeo-Greek manuscripts, their cultural and linguistic background, as well as with language contacts and sociolinguistics. Recently she took part in the research projects ‘Greek Bible in Byzantine Judaism’ (Centre for Advanced Theological Studies, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 2006-2009) and in the European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies, ‘Greek Scripture and the Rabbis’ (Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 2010).