PhD Candidate Andrew Sperling recently published "'Living on a Sort of Island': Jewish Refugee Farmers in the American South, 1938-1946" in the journal American Jewish History, as well as an article in The Conversation. Congratulations, Andrew! Read the American Jewish History article, and The Conversation article.
Dr. Pamela Nadell received a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Award to write a book on the history of American antisemitism.
Dr. Pamela Nadell addresses the long history of American antisemitism as the White House releases the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism in an article for The Conversation. Read the full article.
Dr. Michael Brenner has recently been named by the German Federal Minister of the Interior to a commission whose objective is to study the massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
American University conducted an interview with Dr. Pamela Nadell regarding the current state of antisemitism in America. Read the full interview.
Dr. Pamela Nadell and Dr. Michael Brenner were both invited to a White House Listening Session on the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.
The Jewish Studies Program recently concluded a new series: Acts of Remembrance: Shaping Holocaust Memory in the 21st Century. This series brought a variety of speakers to campus (virtually and in-person) throughout the Spring semester. Our speakers included Ruth Franklin, Rebecca Frankel, Andrew Kornbluth, and Susan Suleiman. The entire series can be found on our YouTube playlist.
Dr. Julie Keresztes joins the Jewish Studies Program as the 2022-2024 Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Postdoctoral Fellow. Read more about Dr. Keresztes and her academic work.
Alumna Meredith R. Weisel was recently named the Regional Director of the DC office of the Anti-Defamation League. Read more about Weisel's work with the ADL.
Andrew Sperling (history PhD student) won the 2021 Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture for his essay "Living on a Sort of Island’: Jewish Refugee Farmers in the American South."
Dr. Pamela Nadell was featured in Set the World on Fire: How Antisemitism Fuels White Nationalism from PBS.
Dr. Pamela Nadell spoke to BYU Radio on antisemitism in the real world and online.
"Jews of Color: American Jews, Race and History" Event: If you missed it, check out this amazing virtual event held via Zoom! Thank you to Laura Leibman, Kelly Whitehead, Lewis Gordon, and Lauren Strauss for an amazing conversation about the American Jewish community's relationship to race.
Dr. Pamela Nadell published America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times to Today, which won the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year in the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards.
Michael Brenner (History, Israel Studies), published his new book in German on Munich's rise as the capital of antisemitism and the testing ground for Adolf Hitler after World War One.
Lisa Leff has been appointed Director of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
See videos from the 2022 Israeli Writers Series.
View author/book details and watch past event videos of the 2022 Webinar Series: Europe's Jews before the Holocaust.
Watch alumna Wendy Lower's book talk on her award-winning book, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed.
Watch the 2020-21 Antisemitism Series, Antisemitism Since the Holocaust: Europe, Israel, and America.