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...

Liora Halperin

Liora Halperin Awarded Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies

May 26, 2015

Liora Halperin , Assistant Professor of History, was awarded the Shapiro Award for best book in Israel Studies from the Association for Israel Studies, for her book Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 . Prof. Halperin also taught an intensive 5-session course in modern Jewish...

Sasha Senderovich and Gary Shteyngart

Sasha Senderovich receives prestigious grants to write book "Seekers of Happiness"

May 25, 2015

Sasha Senderovich , Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, will be on research leave during the academic year 2015-2016, supported by fellowships from CU Boulder's Center for Humanities and the Arts and Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies. He has also received a grant...

Students on Global Seminar to Israel, summer 2014

PJS Announces First-ever Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies

April 22, 2015

The Program in Jewish Studies is excited to announce its launch of an endowed Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies, thanks to an anonymous gift of $500,000. The Israel/Palestine Studies Professorship, highlighted in a recent article in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine by Clint Talbott (below), will formalize the program’s commitment to...

Nick Underwood

Graduate Student Nick Underwood Receives Two Prestigious Awards

March 11, 2015

Nick Underwood , PhD Candidate in History, was recently granted two prestigious fellowships. Underwood received a dissertation fellowship from the James R., Anne M., and R. Jane Emerson (McCall) Student Support Fund in the Humanities , one of CU-Boulder's most distinguished graduate fellowships. He was also awarded the Joseph Kremen...

Eyal Rivlin

Eyal Rivlin to lead Hebrew Kirtan

March 10, 2015

Eyal Rivlin is be co-leading the monthly Hebrew Kirtan (ecstatic chanting) Shabbat Service for Congregation Nevei Kodesh. This is free and open to the public. The next service will take place Friday, March 20 @ 7PM-9PM at Congregation Nevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood Drive, and will be an ongoing event. Rivlin...