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We welcome announcements about members' special accomplishments, such as book awards, national fellowships and scholarships, teaching awards, election to national/international academic societies, and new appointments and promotions. Unfortunately, we do not have space to post announcements about publications or conference presentations.
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Three AJS Members Receive 2013 ACLS Fellowships
Professor Lawrence Robert Douglas received an ACLS Fellowship for his project on "The End of Something: Demjanjuk in Munich." Professor Michael D. Swartz received an ACLS Fellowship for his project on "Ritual Theory and Religious Professionalism in Judaism in Late Antiquity." Ms. Danielle Christmas received a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship to support her project on "Auschwitz and the Plantation: Labor and Social Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction." More information about their projects can be found at http://www.acls.org/fellows/new/.
Posted on 5/23/13
Two AJS Members Receive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from the Foundation for Jewish Culture
Ms. Mika Ahuvia and Mr. Daniel Viragh received 2013 Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies from the Foundation for Jewish Culture for their projects on "Israel Among the Angels: A Study of Angels in Jewish Texts from the Fourth- to Eighth-Century CE" and "Becoming Hungarian: The Creation of a Hungarian-Language Jewish Cultural Sphere in Budapest, 1867-1914" respectively. Further information about their projects can be found at http://jewishculture.org/meet-the-2013-14-doctoral-dissertation-fellows-in-jewish-studies/.
Posted on 5/23/13
Julia R. Lieberman receives 2013 Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities at Saint Louis University
Julia R. Lieberman is the recipient of the 2013 Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities at Saint Louis University.
Posted on 5/10/13
Julija Sukys wins Canadian Jewish Book Award for Epistolophilia
Posted on 5/10/13
Sizeler Chair Prof. Brian Horowitz of Tulane receives Award for Research Excellence
Brian Horowitz, Sizeler Family Chair Professor was given Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts annual award for research excellence (2013).
Posted on 5/3/13
Jonathan Gribetz receives Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica at Harvard
Jonathan Gribetz, assistant professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers University, has received the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica at Harvard University for the 2013-2014 academic year. At Harvard, he will begin a comparative study of Jewish and Arab nationalisms.
Posted on 5/1/13
Paola Tartakoff receives Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
Paola Tartakoff receives Rutgers University Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
Posted on 4/30/13
Dr. Rela Mintz Geffen receives the 2013 ASSJ Berman Service Award
The Mandell L. Berman Service Award is given occasionally by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry to a civic or business leader or an academic for a career of distinguished commitment to the social scientific study of Jews through service and/or financial support of such research. Named for a great philanthropist and supporter of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry and various other research entities, the Berman Service Award recognizes the work of leaders in many sectors of the Jewish community whose efforts have advanced the social scientific study of Jewry.
Posted on 4/24/13
Susannah Heschel receives Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Susannah Heschel has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support her research on the history of Jewish scholarship on Islam from the 1830s through the 1930s. For more information, please see http://www.gf.org/fellows/17410-susannah-heschel.
Posted on 4/17/13
Morton Weinfeld receives 2013 Marshall Sklare Award
Dr. Morton Weinfeld has been awarded the 2013 Marshall Sklare Award by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. The Marshall Sklare Award is given annually by the ASSJ to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry. Professor Weinfeld is a Professor of Sociology at McGill University, where he also holds the Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies. Among his many books and article dealing with Canadian Jewish life is Like Everyone Else but Different: The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews.
Posted on 3/29/13
Glenn Dynner awarded NEH Senior Scholar fellowship at CJH
During his tenure as the Senior NEH Scholar, Professor Dynner will be drawing upon the thousands of petitions (kvitlekh) to Rabbi Elijah Guttmacher (1796 -1874), housed in the YIVO archives, to gain insight into the lives of East European Jewish women during the nineteenth-century transition to modernity.
Posted on 3/13/13
Rachel Havrelock named UIC "Rising Star" Humanities Researcher of the Year
For more information, please see http://news.uic.edu/researchers-of-the-year
Posted on 3/4/13
Seven AJS Members receive National Jewish Book Awards; Twelve Finalists
Books by seven AJS members have received 2013 National Jewish Book Awards. Twelve AJS members were named finalists in the competition. http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/awards/2012-national-jewish-book-award-winners
Posted on 1/18/13