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Jeffrey Shandler (bio)

Chair and Professor of Jewish Studies
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Office: 14 College Avenue, Miller Hall
Mailing Address: 12 College Avenue
Ph.D. Columbia University
M.A. Columbia University
B.A. Swarthmore College
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Jewish memory practices, centering on remembering the Holocaust and prewar Jewish life in Eastern Europe
  • Jewish cultural history, centering on the role of communications media, museums, tourism, and visual culture
  • Intellectual history of Jewish Studies, especially ethnographic studies of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and America
  • Digital humanities in Jewish Studies, centering on archiving, narrative, inventory as a practice of modern Jewish culture
  • Yiddish language, literature and culture, centering on language and culture, translation, language learning, Yiddish after World War II

REGULARLY TAUGHT COURSES

PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Rutgers University Press, co-editor (with Marcy Brink-Danan) of book series, Jewish Cultures of the World.
  • American Academy for Jewish Research: Fellow, 2012 - present.
  • American Jewish Historical Society: Academic Council (2001 – 2015); Executive Committee of the Academic Council (2006 – 2008).
  • Association for Jewish Studies: Board of Directors, 2003-2007, 2009-present; Vice President for Publications, 2009-2011; President, 2011-2013.
  • Center for Jewish History, New York, Academic Advisory Council of the (2004 – 2014); Co-chair (2006 – 2011).
  • Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor: Academic Advisory Council (2015 – present).
  • George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, American University of Paris: member, scientific committee (2016 – present).

 

 

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