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.
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?
Doctoral student Emily Gade discusses her research on radicalization and resiliency against violence, highlighting the work of the Israeli recovery organization ZAKA.
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.
This exchange was really helpful for me to broaden my perspective and come up with new research topics.
- 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.