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Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards

2012 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award Recipients

In the Category of Cultural Studies and Media Studies:
LAURA ARNOLD LEIBMAN, Reed College
Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life
(Vallentine Mitchell)

In the Category of Modern Jewish History—Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania:
REBECCA KOBRIN, Columbia University
Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora
(Indiana University Press)

In the Category of Philosophy and Jewish Thought:
BENJAMIN POLLOCK, Michigan State University
Franz Rosenzweig and the Systematic Task of Philosophy
(Cambridge University Press)

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Honorable Mentions

In the Category of Cultural Studies and Media Studies:

RACHEL RUBINSTEIN, Hampshire College
Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination
(Wayne State University Press)

JAMES LOEFFLER, University of Virginia
The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire
(Yale University Press)

In the Category of Modern Jewish History—Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania:

MARNI DAVIS, Georgia State University
Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition
(New York University Press)

In the Category of Philosophy and Jewish Thought:

DANIEL DAVIES, University of Cambridge
Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed
(Oxford University Press)

SARAH HAMMERSCHLAG, Williams College
The Figural Jew: Politics & Identity in Postwar French Thought
(University of Chicago Press)

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Information and application procedures for the 2013 competition will be available on the AJS website in March 2013.

Support for this program has been generously provided by the
JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION OF PORTLAND, OREGON.