Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies, spent the Spring 2016 on research leave as a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. During his fellowship, he continued work on his forthcoming book, How the Soviet Jew Was Made: Culture and Mobility After the Revolution.
In April, Prof. Senderovich participated in the international scholarly workshop on "New Directions in Russian Jewish Studies," co-organized by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry and the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis University. He also gave a lecture at Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies on "Scenes of Encounter: The 'Soviet Jew' in Contemporary Russian Jewish American Fiction." He also gave a lecture, "In Search of Merriment: Isaac Babel and Hershele Ostropoler" at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.