What Can Literary Scholars working in the field of Jewish Studies teach us about how to survive (and resist) the Trump Era? A lot, it seems.

It’s no secret that humanities scholars have spent the past few decades forced to justify their value, but in the Age of Trump, their role beyond the ivory tower is more important than ever.

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From Rhodes to Racine: Why a Sephardic Teenager in 20th-Century Paris Was Reading the Tragedy Esther

What can a quote from Racine's play Esther tell us about what it was like to be a young Jewish woman in 20th century France?

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Global Judaism, Grad Student Writing, Sephardic Studies|0 Comments

Podcast: Violence, Militancy & How Civilians React

Doctoral student Emily Gade discusses her research on radicalization and resiliency against violence, highlighting the work of the Israeli recovery organization ZAKA.

After Memorial Day: Putting the Israeli Culture of Commemoration in a Comparative Perspective

Opportunity Grant winner Anat Goldman reflects on the similarities and challenges of national moments of commemoration in Israel and Turkey.

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To Seattle from the Belgian Congo via Tel Aviv

Oscar Olivier was forced to flee the Belgian Congo in search of a stable life. His story weaves together the pursuit of freedom and justice, the power of resistance, and embracing of his Jewish past.

Bethlehem for Christmas

Visiting Bethlehem on Christmas, Stroum Center Graduate Fellow Emily Gade discovers some interesting cultural commingling.

Reimagining Sephardic Çanakkale and its Ties to Seattle

Stroum Center Opportunity Grant winner Ozgur Ozkan reflects on the ties between Çanakkale, Turkey, and Sephardic Seattle.

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Sephardic Studies, Uncategorized|2 Comments

What Does It Mean to Be Heard?

Opportunity Grant winner Katja Schatte reflects on her time at the Voice of Witness Oral History training and its impact on her multimedia doctoral project centered on the voices of East German Jewish women.

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Student Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments