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...

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...