Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, Sarah Zaides
The Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship builds an intellectual community around Jewish Studies through funding and mentorship. The Stroum Center is now accepting applications for the Fellowship; the deadline to apply is April 3, 2017. Learn more >

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship

Suzzallo Library
The Cole Fellowship brings outstanding doctoral and post-doctoral students to the UW for a year of research, teaching, and professional growth. Applications for the 2017-2018 Cole Fellowship are due Oct. 31st, 2016.  Learn more >

Graduate Fellow Research

To Seattle from the Belgian Congo via Tel Aviv

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

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

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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

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Bethlehem for Christmas

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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

Spring Research Symposium

Sarah and Sonny

This annual event gives Graduate Fellows the opportunity to present their research to peers, faculty, and the community. Jewish Studies faculty serve as moderators and respondents for this academic conference-style event.

Learn about last Spring’s Symposium >

From Our Students

How I came upon my dissertation project is a testament to the support and encouragement that I have had through the faculty and staff at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. The Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, and Coordinator Dr. Hannah Pressman, encouraged me to pursue the topic, allowing me the invaluable advice, comradery, and support from a real graduate and faculty intellectual community.
Sarah Zaides, 2013-14 Samuel and Althea Stroum Fellow, Ph.D Candidate, Department of History
This exchange was really helpful for me to broaden my perspective and come up with new research topics.
Esra Bakkalbasioglu, 2013-14 I. Mervin and Georgiana Gorasht Scholar, Ph.D Candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Quick Facts

  • The UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship was established in 2012 for PhD and masters-level students.
  • Graduate Fellows from diverse departments across campus receive guidance from members of the Jewish Studies faculty.
  • Fellowship grants of $3,000 per academic year are made possible by the Stroum Center’s community supporters.
  • Fellows develop public scholarship skills throughout the year by presenting their work at lunchtime talks.
  • The fellowship is highly interdisciplinary, building intellectual community and camaraderie across campus.
  • Each Fellow contributes blog posts about their work to the Stroum Center’s website.