Finding Your Voice in Jewish Studies
The Stroum Center’s interdisciplinary graduate fellowship program supports current M.A. and Ph.D. students from a wide variety of disciplines at the University of Washington whose research connects to Jewish studies.
Graduate fellows share their research through public presentations and articles published on the Stroum Center’s website. The fellowship includes monthly workshops exploring the history and methodologies of Jewish studies; professional development in the areas of public scholarship and library skills; and networking with Stroum Center faculty.
The fellowship offers grants of $4,000 to awardees and is made possible by the Stroum Center’s generous community supporters.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are due on April 13, 2020. Learn more & apply >
- Francis Mbawini Abugbilla, Benaroya Israel Studies Fellow
- Oya Rose Aktas, Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellow
- Canan Bolel, Pamela and Robert Center Fellow
- Erin Gilbert, Richard Willner Memorial Fellow
- Jennifer Hunter, I. Mervin and Georgiana Gorasht Fellow
- Eryk Waligora, Robinovitch Family Fellow
- Derek Wiebke, Max Sarason Fellow
- Bret Windhauser, Mickey Sreebny Memorial Scholar
How contributions from Christopher Columbus’ Sephardic astronomer illustrate complex legacies of exploration and conquest
You’ve probably heard of Christopher Columbus, but have you heard of the Sephardic astronomer who helped him chart his course across the seas?
Sephardic Jews in Turkey were told to assimilate. Today’s generation is reclaiming its identity through the Ladino language
For student Nesi Altaras, studying Ladino isn't only about learning the language of his family: it means reversing an assimilationist agenda against Turkish Jews that began in the 20th century — and continues today.
Grad fellow Canan Bolel explains the unfortunate parallels between responses to 19th-century cholera outbreaks in Ottoman Izmir (present-day Turkey) — especially for Jewish communities— and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Stroum Center’s Graduate Fellowship was established in 2012 and has supported dozens of graduate students’ research in Jewish studies. Explore past cohorts of fellows and their research interests by academic year >