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Jeffrey Shandler 
Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies
Schools:   Ph.D. Columbia University, M.A. Columbia University, B.A. Swarthmore College
Office Address: 14 College Avenue, Miller Hall
Email Address: shandler@rutgers.edu
Phone Number: 848-932-1709

Mailing Address: 12 College Avenue

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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).

 

Faculty News

Nancy Sinkoff's 2018 volume of Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin, has been awarded the 2019 Book Prize from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society.

Assistant Professor, Michal Raucher, received a grant to attend the Teaching with Impact Workshop hosted by the Israel Institute this coming January - Read more

Review of Nancy Sinkoff's book, Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin -  Read review

Azzan Yadin-Israel writes review in the Marginalia Review of Books, "St. Augustine's Jews and the Undeserving Poor" - Read now

Nancy Sinkoff's blogpost about Sara's Levy's World on the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project - Read More

Gary Rendsburg's new book, "How the Bible is Written" has just been published - Book Information

Paul Hanebrink's new book is reviewed by Christopher Browning - Read Review

Jewish History Matters podcast "Holocaust Memory and the Digital Age with Jeffrey Shandler" - Listen Now

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