About Hannah Pressman

Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Jewish Daily Forward, Lilith, eSefarad.com, and MyJewishLearning.com. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Announcing the 2016-17 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows!

The new class of Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows includes students in Political Science, English, and International Studies.

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium

How does Hebrew study reflect the position of the humanities in higher education? Watch (and read) 2016 conference participants' answers to this and other questions about Hebrew's place in the United States and in higher ed.

Reading the Bible Between the Lines in Aviya Kushner’s Grammar of God

One of the deep pleasures of exploring the Bible with Aviya Kushner is finding the foreignness in a familiar text.

Michael Rosenthal, scholar of Spinoza, becomes new Stroum Chair

Michael Rosenthal, expert in early modern philosophy, will plan a Spinoza conference and seminars on core texts in his role as the new Stroum Chair at UW.

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, News|Tags: |1 Comment

Autumn Courses

Jewish Studies has great options for your autumn quarter schedule!

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Dara Horn and Ilan Stavans in Seattle for May Stroum Lectures

Don't miss celebrated authors Dara Horn and Ilan Stavans on May 23 & 24!

By | May 14th, 2016|Categories: News, Our Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bright Lights of Jewish Studies on 5/6

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Learn a year’s worth of Hebrew this summer!

Say "shalom" to popular Hebrew instructor Hadar Khazzam-Horovitz, who is teaching MODHEB 105 this summer.