Judith K. Lang Hilgartner completed her PhD as a Rachel Winer Manin Jewish Studies Fellow from the University of Virginia. She specializes in Latin American Jewish Studies, as well as Sephardic Studies worldwide. She is particularly interested in issues of exile and trauma in post-Holocaust poetry. Judith also specializes in early modern Iberian studies. She is a writer, translator, composer, teacher, and polyglot who finds herself living in the American South. Adventure is her middle name.