Past Fellows

A-F

  • David Aaron
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Language, Holiness, and Identity: The Concept of l'shon haqodesh from the Late Biblical Era through the Closing of Talmudic Era Literatures
  • Michael Artzy
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Coastal Canaanite Influence on Israelite Cult
  • Karen Auerbach
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Jewish Publishers of Polish Literature: Integration, Language Choice, and Cultural Identifications (1850-1939)
  • Leora Auslander
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Strangers at Home: Jewish Parisians and Berliners in the Twentieth Century
  • Gershon Bacon
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    The Politicization of the Hasidic Masses in Poland: The Case of Alexander (Aleksandrow) Hasidim, 1900-1930
  • Olena Bagno-Moldavski
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Aetiology of the FSU Jewish minorities' political culture in Israel, Germany and Ukraine
  • Monique Balbuena
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    The New Faces of Ladino in Latin America Today: Language Revival and National Identity
  • Anthony Bale
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Fear, Pleasure and the Medieval Jewish Image
  • Amir Aharon Banbaji
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    History of Hebrew Literary Criticism and Theory: The Haskala Period
  • Maya Barzilai
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness 
    Monstrous Borders: The Golem Legend and the Creation of Popular Culture
  • Murray Baumgarten
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Wrestling with the Angel: Civic Virtue and Modern Jewish Writing
  • Shlomo Berger
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    The Construction of a Cultural Artifact: Early Modern Yiddish Books and the Materializing of Text
  • Sara Blair
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    The View from Below: Photography and Urban Vision on the Lower East Side
  • Gabriele Boccaccini
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Diversity without Unity, Judaisms without Judaism? The Search for Rabbinic Origins as a Quest for the Elusive Core of Judaic Studies
  • Miriam Bodian
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    An Argument for Religious Toleration: The Inquisition Defense of a Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Jew
  • Mia Bruch
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Theory and Practice: American Jews and the Science of Democracy
  • David Bunis
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Expressions of Emotion in Jewish Languages
  • Andrew “Marc” Caplan
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    The Weight of an Epoch: Yiddish Literature and German Culture in the Interwar Era
  • Alanna Cooper
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Communities on the Margins: Re-Centering Jewish Studies
  • Lila Corwin-Berman
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Sprawling Judaism: Authenticity in the American Suburb
  • J.P. Dessel
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    In Search of Biblical Elders: Public Space and Rural Elites in Pre-Monarchic Israel
  • Lois Dubin
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Rachele and Her Loves: Marriage and Divorce in a Revoluntionary Age
  • Todd Endelman, Head Fellow
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
  • Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Jewish Life in Ashkenaz in the Early Modern Period: Proposing a Reconstruction
  • Jonathan Freedman, Head Fellow
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness

 

G-L

  • Elliot Ginsburg
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Ve-yesh sod la-davar (The Word's the Thing): A Thick Description of Jewish Mystical Prayer Practices
  • Zvi Gitelman, Head Fellow
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Politics and Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Wartime Soviet Union
  • Jennifer Glaser
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Exceptional Differences: Race, Chosennes, and the Postwar Jewish American Literary Imagination
  • Harvey Goldberg
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Maghrib Border Processes
  • Judith Goldstein
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Jews and Rosaries: Making Intercultural Objects in Contested Spaces
  • Oren Gutfeld
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Jewish Material Culture in the Judean Shephelah during the Second Temple Period: Beit Loya as a Case Study
  • Chaya Halberstam
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Sacred Possessions: Material Culture in Early Jewish Texts
  • Benjamin Hary
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    The History of Judeo-Arabic
  • Brian Horowitz
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    The Development of Russian Zionism as a Social Movement
  • Richard Kalmin
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Aramaic Targumim in Jewish and Christian Mesopotamia
  • Alexandre Kedar
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    The Judaization of the Israeli Land Regime: 1948–2008
  • Melissa Klapper
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Pre-World War II Activism
  • Gil Klein
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Consecrating the City: Rabbinic Ritual Topography in the Late Antique Galilean Towns
  • Madeline Kochen
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Property and Justice in the Talmud
  • Michal Kravel-Tovi
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Materializing the New Jewish Self: Material Culture in the Jewish Conversion Process
  • Mikhail Krutikov
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Discourse of the Shtetl and the "Jewish Renaissance" in Eastern Europe
  • Kathryn Lavezzo
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Mapping Jews and Christians in Medieval and Renaissance Literature: A Cultural Geography of English Antisemitism
  • Scott L. Lerner
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    From Ghetto to Monumental Synagogue: Narrative and Jewish Identity in the Capitals of Risorgimento Italy
  • Julian Levinson
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Metal. Granite. Uproar: Jewish Modernism in the Cauldron of New York City
  • Tatjana Lichtenstein
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    A Life at Odds: The Private and Political World of a Prague Zionist
  • Howard Lupovitch
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Toward a New Hermeneutic of Religious Reform:  The Life and Legacy of Aron Chorin

M-S

  • Barbara Mann
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    The Meaning of Space: Between the Academy and Jewish Studies
  • Jessica Marglin
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    The Assarrafs Go to Court: Jews in the Moroccan Legal System during the Nineteenth Century
  • Josh Miller, Co-Head Fellow
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
  • Deborah Dash Moore, Head Fellow
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
  • Regina Morantz-Sanchez
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Ghetto Girls and Reforming Men: Love, Inter-Marriage, Politics and the American Melting Pot, 1900-1930
  • Rachel Neis
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Ancient Jewish Visual Culture
  • Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Designing Politics: Architecture, Nationalism and Judaism in Post-'67 Jerusalem
  • Anita Norich, Co-Head Fellow
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
  • Avraham Novershtern
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    The Image of Yiddish in American Yiddish Discourse
  • Vanessa Ochs
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Jewish Object Lessons
  • Isaac Oliver
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Luke: Marginalized Jew in the Greco Roman Diaspora
  • Ranen Omer-Sherman
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Jewish Levantine Identities in the Contemporary Memoir & Fiction
  • Aharon Oppenheimer
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    The History of the Jewish People from Bar Kokhva till the Moslem Conquest
  • Schachar Pinsker
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Specializing the Margins: The European Cities of Hebrew Modernism 1900-1930
  • Benjamin Pollack
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Esotericism and Enlightenment: Salomon Maimon between Politics and Metaphysics
  • Paul Reitter
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Clothes Make the German: Jewish Acculturation and the Practice of Everyday Life in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe
  • Josefina Rodriguez-Arribas
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Toward a Cultural History of the Astrolabe in Jewish Cultures
  • Na’ama Rokem
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    The Divided Horizon: German-Hebrew Bilingualism in the 20th Century
  • Laurence Roth
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Unpacking my Father's Bookstore: Collection, Commerce, Literature
  • Catherine Rottenberg
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Jews and Blacks in New York City
  • Michael Schlie
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Franz Rosenzweig, Leo Strauss, and the End of Political Theology
  • Dan Shapira
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Turkic-Karaite Biblical Translations
  • Yael Shenker
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Representations of West Bank Settlements in the Fiction and Cinema of Israeli Religious Authors
  • Andrea Siegel
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    An Experimental Foray: Calendar for Mother and Child and Mother and Child Yearbook
  • Lisa Silverman
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Beyond Material Claims: Rhetorics of Restitution after the Holocaust
  • Nancy Sinkoff
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    'Last Witness': Lucy S. Dawidowics, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History
  • Andrew Sloin
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Pale Fire: The Jewish Revolution in White Russia, 1917-1929
  • Sammy Smooha
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: The Palestinian-Arab Minority as the Litmus Test

T-Z

  • Ruth Tsoffar
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Cannibal Ideology: Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Colonialism in Hebrew Cultures
  • Yaron Tsur
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Language, Colonialism, and Nationalism - The Case of North African Jewry
  • Veerle Vanden Daelen
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Experiences of Jewishness and Clustering in a City as Perceived by Jews and non-Jews; The City of Antwerp since WWII in Comparative Perspective
  • Jason vonEhrenkrook
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Jewish Statues: How Jews 'Used' Free-standing Sculpture in Greco-Roman Antiquity
  • Kenneth Wald
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    The Political Behavior of American Jewry
  • Herbert Weisberg
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    The Distinctive Jewish-American Voter
  • Kalman “Kal” Weiser
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    From Yidishe visnshaft to Yiddish Studies: Max Weinreich in America
  • Chava Weissler
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    Spirituality and Art in the Jewish Renewal Movement
  • Lenore Weitzman
    2011–12 Theme: Jews and Political Life
    The Politics of Jewish Divorce Law Reform: Agunah Activists in the US, Canada and Israel
  • Hana Wirth-Nesher
    2010–11 Theme: Jewish Languages
    Multilingual Jewish Writing: Hebrew-English Cross Scripts
  • Hana Wirth-Nesher
    2008–09 Theme: Studying Jews
    Cross Scripts: Hebrew Letters, English Writing
  • Deborah Yalen
    2007–08 Theme: Jews and the City
    Eradicating the Distinctions between City and Countryside: Jews, Urbanization and the Shtetl in Find-de-Siecle Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Orian Zakai
    2012-13 Theme: Borders of Jewishness
    Hebrew Women, Their Others, Their Nation
  • Oded Zehavi
    2009–10 Theme: The Culture of Jewish Objects
    T'ka Beshofar (Sound the Great Shofar); the Unanswered Cry of the Shofar