MemberMarc Bregman

Marc Bregman Brief Biography January 2018     Marc Bregman received his Ph.D. from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1991. He taught at the Hebrew Union College (Jerusalem), The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Schechter Institute for Judaic Studies in Jerusalem, and at the Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheba, Israel. During 1993 he was Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University, and during 1996 he was the Stroum Professor of Jewish Studies and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle. During 2005, Bregman served as the Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard University and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has served as Forchheimer Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His book in Hebrew, The Tanhuma-Yelammedenu Literature: Studies in the Evolution of the Versions (Gorgias Press, 2003), has been hailed as “undoubtedly the best research ever done about the most complicated issue in the study of rabbinic literature”. In 2006, Bregman was appointed the Herman and Zelda Bernard Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where he also headed the program in Jewish Studies, until 2013. Bregman retired from UNCG as of July 31, 2017. He has now returned to Jerusalem where he is continuing his research and teaching activities. He may be contacted by email at

MemberKendra Leonard

Kendra Preston Leonard is a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare; and a librettist and poet. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive ( and the founder and manager of Shakespeare in Early Film (

MemberAnna P. Sokolina

  Anna P. Sokolina is an architect, historian, and curator, International Archive of Women in Architecture IAWA Board Honorary Advisor and Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture Advisory Board member. Her research is focused on women’s narratives in architecture and on transformative trends in architecture that ignite a cross-disciplinary discourse. Other areas of study – Paper Architecture, architecture and utopia, architecture and spiritual science, architecture genealogies of memory, twentieth-century built environments in Europe and the United States. Sokolina holds a PhD in Theory/History of Architecture and Landmarks Preservation (1992) from VNIITAG, the central academic branch of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. She graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture (1980) and New York University SPS (2001), interned at Guggenheim Museum New YorkCooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and Public Design Commission of New York City at the Mayor’s Office, contributed for 9 years at Metropolitan Museum of Art Education Department, and Morgan Library NYC, and worked as Curator of Exhibitions at Tabakman Museum in Hudson, NY. During her t-track as architecture faculty at Miami University she curated Cage Gallery, served on Council on Diversity, REEE Curriculum Committee, and Havighurst Advisory Committee. As artist, she participated in 19 exhibitions, 5 of them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; her 104 artworks are housed in 23 public and private collections. IAWA at Virginia Tech holds a collection of her professional records, dissertation thesis and boards, artwork, and correspondence with the IAWA Founder (Series VI), as well as over 25 collections of women architects that she solicited for the archive. First independent woman curator from post-communist Moscow (1992–94) she brought Paper Architecture exhibitions under contract with Moscow Association of Young Architects, to Germany and France with support by Senate Berlin, Grün Berlin GMBh, École d’architecture de Strasbourg, and Bürgerhaus Gröbenzell; and was first female lecturer from Russia invited by European Academy of the Urban Environment EA.UE Berlin in cooperation with UNESCO in the Program “Sustainable Settlements”; in 2016–20 she served as the first SAH Liaison elected to SHERA Board. Sokolina published over 90 research papers, presented at 83 academic conferences, received 17 academic awards, and is affiliated with 14 professional societies. Among her publications — Architecture and Anthroposophy that she edited (M: KMK hardcover editions 2001, 2010, M: BDN electronic publication 2019), and Milka Bliznakov Scholar Report: Life to Architecture (2019). Her book Design Code of the Utopia is in progress, as well as essays for other edited volumes. As editor, she initiated the anthology Routledge Companion to Women in Architecture (2021/22) envisioned as a catalyst for empowering university courses, and dissertation-into-book project of the IAWA founder M. Bliznakov, In Search for a Style: The Great Experiment in Architecture 1917–1932.

MemberKrzysztof Fordonski

Krzysztof Fordonski, born in 1970, studied at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan and University College Galway. He gained his MA in English studies in 1994, Ph.D. in 2002 at the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan and D.Litt. in 2013 at the University of Warsaw. Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw. The author published anthologies of English literature (1999, 2005, 2010 and 2011), monographs of the American novelist William Wharton (2004) and E. M. Forster (2005), edited the English language translations of the poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (2008 and 2010), and wrote numerous scholarly articles. He is also an active literary and audiovisual translator, author of translations of over thirty books, both fiction and non-fiction, and over fifty movies. Founding member and the chairman of the International E. M. Forster Society.