Sarah Gavison

Sarah Gavison to present paper on Stalin and Zionism at CU History Conference

Aug. 27, 2015

Sarah Gavison, PhD Candidate in History, successfully defended her dissertation prospectus in July entitled "Stalin's Zionism: Soviet Policy on Jewish Survivors in Poland and their Role in Soviet Support for the Creation of Israel, 1944-1949." Supported by a grant from CU's Department of History, she will conduct research for her...

Yonatan Malin

PJS Welcomes Professor Yonatan Malin to Our Faculty

Aug. 27, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to welcome Professor Yonatan Malin , Associate Professor of Music Theory, to the Program. Yonatan Malin is Associate Professor in the College of Music. His research explores musical structure and meaning in a wide variety of genres including German Lieder, Klezmer, and Jewish...

Beverly Weber

PJS Welcomes Professor Beverly Weber to Our Faculty

Aug. 26, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is delighted to welcome Beverly Weber , Associate Professor of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, to the Program. Professor Weber grew up in southwestern Minnesota and earned her PhD in Comparative Literature and a graduate certificate in Women's Studies at the...

Gregg Drinkwater

Gregg Drinkwater presents at the Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA

May 29, 2015

Gregg Drinkwater , PhD student in history, presented a paper titled “AIDS Was Our Earthquake: An American Jewish Community in the Age of AIDS” at a conference for graduate students and junior scholars hosted in March by the Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA. The conference, “Thinking Beyond the Canon:...

Nick Underwood

Nicholas Underwood selected to participate in International Forum of Young Scholars

May 28, 2015

Nicholas Underwood , PhD Candidate in History, was selected to participate in the Seventh Session of The International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry hosted by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University, taking place June 29 - July 2. The forum’s purpose is to...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship

May 28, 2015

Brian Catlos , Professor of Religious Studies, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship to support his research project "Ethno-religious Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean and Beyond." Prof. Catlos also recently published an article entitled "Christian-Muslim-Jewish Relations, Medieval "Spain," and the Mediterranean: An Historiographical Op-Ed," in In...

David Shneer

David Shneer to teach at Yiddish Book Center, serve as historian-in-residence on Helix Program

May 28, 2015

David Shneer , Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, has a busy summer in store for him. He will be making his annual pilgrimage to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst in June to serve on the faculty of...

Nan Goodman

Nan Goodman publishes two articles

May 28, 2015

Nan Goodman , Incoming Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Professor of English, recently published two new articles, “The Puritan Cosmopolis: A Covenantal View” in American Literary History , Volume 27, Issue 1, and “Sabbatai Sevi and the Ottoman Jews in Increase Mather’s The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation...

David Shneer

David Shneer's 2014-2015 Jewish Studies Graduation Speech

May 26, 2015

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Program in Jewish Studies hosted our annual graduation ceremony, honoring the accomplishments of our graduating majors, minors and graduates students, our fellowship, scholarship and award winners, our interns, and our faculty. Below is Professor David Shneer's opening ceremony speech. Read More About the 2014-2015...


Read Zilla Goodman's Speech Honoring David Shneer

May 26, 2015

David Shneer has been Director of the Jewish Studies Program since his arrival at the University of Colorado in 2008. When David first arrived at CU in 2008 the program was just about two years old, offered a Certificate in Jewish Studies and the university had only two faculty positions...