MIRIAM LIBICKI is currently completing her MFA thesis in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She obtained a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2006. She has been a recipient of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture International Fellowship in Jewish Studies (2008), the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Grant (2009), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship (2014).
Her drawn essay “Towards a Hot Jew: the Israeli Soldier as Fetish Object” appeared on jewcy.com (2006). The drawn essay “Jewish Memoir Goes Pow! Zap! Oy!” was published in The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches, (Rutgers University Press, 2008). The watercolour essay “strangers” was published in The Ilanot Review (Fall 2013). Her 2008 graphic-novel memoir jobnik! has been used as a required text in 10+ university courses in the US and Canada.