Angela Watts is a recipient of this year’s Dean’s Innovation Fund for her proposal for a Peer Mentoring Pilot Program. You can learn about each of the 17 successful proposals, including Watt’s project, here.
Maggie Rosenau published a new piece for the Diversity, Decolonization, and the German Curriculum Collective. It is a reflection on current conversations around academic ableism and disability justice and shares resources for building accessibility and mutual aid into the classroom. You can read it here .
Samira Mehta published a new book, "The Racism of People Who Love You" (Beacon Press, 2023). The Boulder Jewish Community Center will host Mehta's book launch and author talk on January 25, 2023. You can learn more Mehta's book and register for this event here .
Happy Hannukah! Samira Mehta published holiday piece in The Conversation about Jews of color. You can read the article " ‘Untraditional’ Hanukkah celebrations are often full of traditions for Jews of color " here.
Angela Watts is relaunching the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for the Program in Jewish Studies! The Jewish Studies Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is a professional development student organization which provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to have a direct impact on their Jewish Studies education.
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan gave a lecture on November 14th, 2022 to Israeli faculty and PhD students as well as to guests from Germany at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The title of his talk was “ Holocaust Studies in the 2020s. Agency Memory, and More Cultural Turns? ”