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Dori Katz
Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, Emerita
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Trinity College faculty member since 1969
General Profile
Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Iowa (1969)
M.F.A., Univ. of Iowa (1963)
B.A., Los Angeles State Univ. (1961)
A.A., Los Angeles City College (1959)

Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature Dori Katz came to Trinity College with the first co-eds in 1969 and was the first woman awarded tenure in 1976.  She taught courses on European and French Literature, French Language and the process of literary translation.  Her emphasis was poetry and the two European World Wars.  She published her own poetry in a book Hiding in Other People’s Houses, and in many reviews and journals.  She also published many of her translations of French Poems as well as  her English versions of some of the novels of Marguerite Yourcenar and Henri Raczymow.

Since retiring in 2007, she published a memoir Looking for Strangers (University of Chicago Press, 2013) which told of her own experiences in World War II and its aftermath in Belgium where she was born.

She now lives in Manhattan with her husband.