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 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 2021-2022 cohort are due on June 4, 2021. Learn more & apply >
- Oya Rose Aktaş, Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Institute Fellow
- Busra Demirkol, Mickey and Leo Sreebny Memorial Fellow
- Ke Guo, Robinovitch Family Fellow
- Jeffrey Haines, I. Mervin and Georgiana Gorasht Fellow
- Ben Lee, Richard and Ina Willner Memorial Fellow
- Abby Massarano, Robert and Pamela Center Fellow
By making a historic Sephardic songbook available online, graduate fellow Ke Guo hopes to pass on a rich legacy of Sephardic music — and to further our understanding of how Sephardic music has changed over time.
Mosaics of the Abraham & Isaac story show how Jews in late antiquity used art to connect with religion and community
Countering misperceptions, grad fellow Abby Massarano explains that Jews in the 6th century CE embraced visual art, and shows what we can learn about these communities from their depictions of the key story of Abraham's Binding of Isaac.
“The yoke of the Gentiles is not upon them”: Benjamin of Tudela’s geography of Jews in medieval Iraq and Kurdistan
Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela's travel writing shows that Jews in medieval Iraq and Kurdistan lived in (relative) peace and freedom, countering narratives of universal misery and oppression, grad fellow Jeffrey Haines writes.
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 >