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Faculty member Dragan Kujundzic has a new publication:

“Beyond Comparison: Erich Auerbach’s Comparative Literature as Diasporic Experience.” In Rebuilding the Profession. Comparative Literature, Intercultural Studies and the Humanities in the Age of Globalisation.” Dorothy Figueira, Ed. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, 2020, 231-239.

The History Behind a Recently Defaced French Holocaust Memorial       by Norman JW Goda

For College Students Today, Anti-Semitism Is Not Old News
by Rachel Gordan

Oren Okhovat, PhD candidate in the Department of History, won a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain. He will spend the 2019-2020 academic year in Seville conducting research in notarial records for his dissertation, “The Portuguese Jews and the Spanish Atlantic: Constructed Communities and Cultural Crossroads in the Seventeenth Century.”

The Grass Chair sponsored two graduate students in the History department over the summer:  Lauren Krebs, who studies Jews in Latin America, spent six weeks in New York studying Yiddish at YIVO.  Oren Okhevet received support to travel to the Caribbean to research early modern Jews on the islands.

Alice Freifeld is completing her book manuscript on displaced Hungarian Jewry at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as the 2019-2020 Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Invitational Scholar for the Study of Antisemitism.

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