Two former UW Cole Fellows win National Jewish Book Awards

Maureen Jackson is a scholar of ethnomusicology and Sephardic culture.

Dr. Maureen Jackson has just received the National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture.

We have exciting news to share!

The 2013 National Jewish Book Awards have been announced, and two former UW Hazel D. Cole post-doctoral fellows in Jewish Studies have been included in this prestigious group.

Maureen Jackson, the Cole Fellow in 2008-2009, won the award in Sephardic Culture for her new book, Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song(Stanford University Press). Dr. Jackson will be speaking about her new book at a special event on Feb. 10 sponsored by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and the Sephardic Studies Program. Please read a description of the event for more information.

Erica T. Lehrer, the Cole Fellow in 2006-2007, was named a finalist in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for her new book, Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places (Indiana University Press). You can find out more about Erica’s book here. Dr. Lehrer is currently teaching at Concordia University.

The faculty and staff of the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies extend their warm congratulations to Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lehrer for this outstanding achievement! Both of these scholars worked on their books during their fellowship year at UW Jewish Studies, so we feel especially proud of their success.

For the complete list of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards, click here.

For our new blog interview with Dr. Jackson about her journey into researching Sephardic music, click here.


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About the Author:

Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.

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