Overturning Expectations in Israel

Jenna Mark's semester in Jerusalem taught her to have no expectations and an open mind when visiting the Middle East.

Shirin Lotfi is a Global Citizen with a Bright Future

Shirin Lotfi's goal is to bring international attention to Jordan's nuclear program. The Poli Sci major plans on a career in Middle East diplomacy.

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Broken Glass and the Berlin Wall

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reflects on being part of the "Third Generation East" and writing post-Holocaust German history.

Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

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My Winter Quarter in Istanbul

Grad Fellow Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano found manuscripts, mentors, and inspiration during his research quarter in Istanbul, Turkey.

From the American Midwest to the Jewish-Soviet Crossroads

How Graduate Fellow Cyrus Rodgers found his way from a Midwest childhood to the complex work of Jewish-Soviet writers like Isaac Babel.

“Jewish Studies Can Impact the Heart and the Mind”: Interview with Beth Huppin

Seattle Jewish community educator Beth Huppin describes how UW Jewish Studies and Prof. Deborah Lipstadt changed her vision of Jewish education.

Learning Ladino, a Language I Already Knew

Graduate Fellow Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano specializes in Ottoman Turkish history, but his Jewish Studies research project has led him to a rare Ladino manuscript.