Sam Boyd

Samuel Boyd featured in The Coloradan - "Better than Babel"

Sept. 5, 2017

Samuel Boyd , Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, was recently highlighted in the Coloradan Alumni Association Magazine. The article " Better than Babel ," by Eric Gershon, talks about Professor Boyd's aptitude for languages. Boyd currently knows 26 different dialects, which are vital to his research as...

Elias Sacks

Elias Sacks awarded Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Sept. 5, 2017

Elias Sacks, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, has been awarded a Provost Faculty Achievement Award. This award is presented to selected faculty members who have offered recent significant publications or creative contributions in their academic fields. The award committee singled out Professor Sacks’s recent book Moses Mendelssohn’s...

Brian Catlos

Brian Catlos to speak about Jewish and Muslim relations in 11th-century Islamic Spain

Aug. 31, 2017

One night in 1066, Muslim inhabitants of the city of Granada in Spain rose up and slaughtered their Jewish neighbors in what has been described by some as the first pogrom on European soil. But peeling back the layers of history reveals a much more complex story, one that will...

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Professor Elias Sacks Featured in Steamboat Today

Aug. 17, 2017

Recently, Steamboat Today featured an interview with Professor Elias Sacks ' about his upcoming Peak to Peak Lectures in Steamboat Springs, CO. On August 18 and 19, Professor Sacks will lead conversations that ask the questions, "Does God Make Mistakes?" and "Does Christianity Matter for Judaism – and Vice Versa?"...

Thank you to departing PJS faculty

July 24, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies would like to thank three departing faculty members, Dr. Zilla Goodman , Professor Liora Halperin , and Professor Sasha Senderovich , for their invaluable service to the students and community of Jewish Studies and the university at large. We are excited to announce that Professors...

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Now Hiring: Lecturer in Jewish Studies

June 12, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder is now seeking a PhD or ABD who can serve as a Lecturer and teach two classes for the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder--one in Fall 2017 and one in Spring 2018. Duties include developing and teaching...

Professor Davide Stimilli and Professor Beverly Weber

New Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies

June 6, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies is pleased to announce our new Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies! Professor Davide Stimilli will be taking over as the Director of Undergraduate Studies while Professor Beverly Weber will serve as the Director of Graduate Studies. Both of these faculty members will work to...

Judd Schiffman

Alumni Judd Schiffman Awarded 2017 NCECA Emerging Artist

May 30, 2017

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts has selected alumni Judd Schiffman as a 2017 Emerging Artist. Schiffman graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 with his MFA in Ceraminics and a Graduate Endorsement from Jewish Studies. He is now an adjunct professor of ceramics and...

Sarah Gavison

Sarah Gavison receives Truman and CU Boulder Dissertation Fellowships

May 11, 2017

Sarah Gavison, PhD Candidate in History and Jewish Studies, is entering the writing phase of her dissertation. For the academic year 2017-2018, Sarah was awarded two prestigious fellowships, the Truman Library Institute’s Dissertation Year Fellowship and the University of Colorado Boulder's Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship, in order to finish...

Nick Underwood

Alum Nick Underwood selected for prestigious Millstone Fellowship and as visiting scholar

May 11, 2017

Nick Underwood, graduate alum with the Program in Jewish Studies, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Western Society for French History’s Millstone Research Fellowship ( ). Nick will use the fellowship to complete research in Paris, France on a new research project titled "Yiddish Culture After Liberation...