Jeffrey Shandler (bio)
Chair and Professor of Jewish Studies
Ph.D. Columbia University
M.A. Columbia University
B.A. Swarthmore College
- Yiddish language, literature and culture. Special interests include language and culture, translation, language learning, Yiddish after World War II.
- Holocaust remembrance in mass media, tourism, museums,literature, etc.
- American Jews and media: broadcasting, film, video, sound recordings, digital media.
- Jews and visual culture: photography, advertising, exhibitions, material culture, etc.
- Ethnographic studies of Jewish life, especially in America and Eastern Europe.
- Queer/gay/lesbian Jewish culture
REGULARLY TAUGHT COURSES
- American Jews and the Media
- Contemporary Jewish Culture
- Holocaust Literature
- Holocaust Media
- Jewish Art
- Modern Yiddish Literature and Culture
- Remembering the Shtetl
- Co-editor, with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, of Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory
(Indiana University Press, 2012).
- Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (New York University Press, 2009).
- Translator, of Emil and Karl, by Yankev Glatshteyn (Roaring Brook Press, 2006).
- Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture (University of California Press, 2005).
- Co-author/co-editor, with J. Hoberman, of Entertaining America: Jews, Movies and Broadcasting (Princeton University Press/The Jewish Museum, New York, 2003).
- Editor of Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust (Yale University Press/YIVO Institute, 2002).
- Co-editor, with Hasia Diner and Beth S. Wenger, of Remembering the Lower East Side: American Jewish Reflections (Indiana University Press, 2000).
- While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 1999).
- Co-editor, with Dina Abramowicz, of Profiles of a Lost World: Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II by Hirsz Abramowicz, trans. Eva Zeitlin Dobkin (Wayne State University Press/YIVO Institute, 1999).
- Co-author/co-editor, with Beth S. Wenger, of Encounters with the Holy Land: Place, Past and Future in American Jewish Culture (Brandeis University Press/Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania /National Museum of American Jewish History, 1997).
- Editor of The Life and Work of S. M. Dubnov: Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish History by Sophie Dubnov-Erlich, trans. Judith Vowles (Indiana University Press/YIVO Institute, 1991).
- Rutgers University Press, co-editor (with Matti Bunzl) of book series, Jewish Cultures of the World.
- American Academy for Jewish Research: Fellow, 2012 - present.
- Association for Jewish Studies (since 1987): Board of Directors, 2003-2007; Vice President for Publications, 2009-2011; President, 2011-present.
- Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, New York, 2004–present.
- Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society (since 2001); Executive Committee of the Academic Council of the AJHS, 2006-2008; Advisory Board of Editors of American Jewish History, 2006-present.
- Member of the editorial board of Contemporary Jewry.
- International Editorial Board of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.
- Advisory board of Jewish Studies Quarterly.
- Member of PEN.