About the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at UW
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is the most comprehensive institution in the region for the academic study of Jewish life in its cultural, intellectual, religious, and international contexts. At the same time, our classes address universal questions about identity, community, and cultural adaptation over time.
Students can major or minor in Jewish Studies through our home department, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Our courses can also count towards degree requirements for other academic programs. We support graduate student research in diverse disciplines through our Graduate Fellowship. Jewish Studies courses are open to students of all backgrounds.
Our dynamic faculty members are leading experts in their fields, offering in-depth looks at the Sephardic experience, Jewish religious thought and practice, Hebrew culture, and Jewish society over time, from the ancient Near East to modern Israeli politics.
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Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Staff
Professor Noam Pianko Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Lauren Spokane Assistant Director
Hannah Pressman Communications Coordinator and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator
Kara Schoonmaker Technology Manager