2012-2013 Class of Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows: Sarah Zaides, Anatoliy Klots, Yoav Duman, and Veronica Muskheli


On April 19th, the Stroum Jewish Studies Program will be hosting its first-ever Spring Research Symposium highlighting graduate research in different disciplines. Join us for two fascinating panels, followed by a reception celebrating this outstanding class of Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows. The full schedule is available below; in addition, here are some helpful links:

Click here to RSVP for the symposium. Advance registration is appreciated.

Click here to find out more about this year’s Graduate Fellows, including links to blog posts where they describe their current projects.

Click here to access the application for next year’s Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship (due April 15th).


Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium
April 19th, 2013, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: HUB 214


9:30-9:45        Welcome

Hannah Pressman, Graduate Fellowship Coordinator

Prof. Noam Pianko, Chair, Stroum Jewish Studies Program; Lucia S. and Herbert L. Pruzan Professor of Jewish Studies

9:45-11:00      Performing Russian-Jewish Identities: Popular Culture and the Soviet State

Chair: Prof. Susan Glenn, Associate Chair, Department of History

Sarah Zaides, “Arkady Raikin and the Politics of Jewish Comedy in the Soviet Union 1948-1991”
Philip Bernstein Memorial Scholarship

Anatoliy Klots, “Victims, Fighters, Builders: Jews in Soviet Cinema of the Interwar Period”
I. Mervin and Georgiana Gorasht Scholarship in Jewish Studies

11:00-11:15    Coffee Break

11:15-12:30    Out of Place: Dislocation, Immigration, and Jews’ Relationship with Empire

Chair: Prof. Paul Burstein, Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Veronica Muskheli, “From Metropolis to Shtetl: S.A. An-sky and Questions of National Identity for Jews in Late Imperial Russia”
Richard M. Willner Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Yoav Duman, “Seeking Asylum in a Jewish State: Explaining Emerging Israeli Policies Toward African Asylum Seekers”
Mickey Sreebny Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies

12:30-1:00      Concluding Remarks and Reception


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