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

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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.

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • Théodore Chasseriau, Esther se parant Eugène Delacroix, Mariée juive à Tanger pour être présentée au roi Assuérus, 1841

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

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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?

Podcast: Violence, Militancy & How Civilians React

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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.