Jerald Albarelli


  • Adjunct Faculty, OHMA - From Oral History to Literary Narrative



Gerry Albarelli is author of Teacha! Stories from a Yeshiva (Glad Day Books, 2001), chronicling his experience as a non-Jew teaching English as a second language to Yiddish-speaking Hasidic boys at a yeshiva in Brooklyn. He has published stories in numerous anthologies and reviews, including The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, Global City Review, The Breast, and Fairleigh Dickinson Review. Albarelli is on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College and the Columbia University Oral History Master of Arts program, and works for the Columbia Center for Oral History, where he has worked on numerous oral history projects, most recently the Rule of Law Oral History Project, documenting the state of human and civil rights in the post-­‐ 9/11 world, particularly the implications of the detention of "war on terror" suspects at Guantánamo Bay.