If You Build it They Will Come: Performing Jewish in Post-Communist Krakow

The Inaugural Sam and Sheila Goldberg Lecture

"If You Build it They Will Come: Performing Jewish in Post-Communist Krakow" by Jack Kugelmass

Jack Kugelmass, an anthropologist, is currently the director of the Jewish Studies Program and professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Arizona State University. Before that he was professor of anthropology and director of the Folklore Program at the University of Wisconsin and he has also taught at YIVO, Cooper Union, Vassar, Queens, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges. He is the author of The Miracle of lntervale Avenue: The Story of a Jewish Community in the South Bronx (1986; expanded edition 1996) along with an award-winning documentary, The Miracle of Jntervale Avenue (1983). He also wrote Going Home: How American Jews Invent the Old Country (1994), has edited several volumes on American Jewry, has written numerous articles for scholarly journals, and is a published photographer. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the New York State Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Humanities Council. He has also been a Lady Davis Fellow at Hebrew University and a Rappaport Fellow at the American Jewish Archives. 

Location: Levis Center, room 407

Date: 10/20/1999, 7:30 pm