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  • Dilara Çalışkan is a LGBTI+ rights activist in Turkey and a PhD candidate in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and The Initiative for the Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at the University of...
  • Doris Shen is a senior with a dual degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Religion and the Gies College of Business with a major in Accountancy. I also completed three...
  • Joshua Kravitz received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a undergraduate minor in Jewish Culture and Society here at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has always been...
  • My project explores the unconventional participation of Ottoman socialists in Ottomanism, which was a branch of imperial nationalism, and discusses the ways in which separatist nationalism,...
  • In both France and Turkey, tensions persist between state-sponsored conceptions of nationhood and the groups marginalized from those conceptions due to their ethnic or cultural identities. My...
  • The Program in Jewish Culture & Society is extremely pleased to announce that Maxine Katz has been awarded the Fall 2020 Ronald H. Filler Jewish Studies scholarship. Maxine is  a senior majoring...
  • This project seeks to make two interventions. First, the demonstrated cultural, juridical, and historical connection between Jewish writers in Yiddish and in Russian in the Revolutionary period...
  • “A Map of This Place: Resurgence and Remembering Removal in Armenian, Palestinian, and American Indian/First Nations Literatures. My dissertation develops a connective study of how memories of...
  • My project is a study of post-Holocaust Polish-Jewish literature a form of witnessing, and in particular, as a form of reconstructing and preserving lost cultural landscapes. In putting disregarded...
  • Ethan Madarieta received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a graduate minor in Latina/Latino Studies and certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. His dissertation, “The Practice...
  • This scholarship is open to all graduate students in Jewish Studies and Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies who plan to conduct research abroad or study language abroad. Preference will be...
  • The Program in Jewish Culture & Society is extremely pleased to announce that Griffin Jenkins has been awarded the Spring 2016 Ronald H. Filler Jewish Studies scholarship. "My name is Griffin...
  • The Program in Jewish Culture & Society is extremely pleased to announce that Joshua Kravitz has been awarded the Spring 2020 Ronald H. Filler Jewish Studies scholarship. Josh is a senior in the...
  • Lizy was awarded funds to support her participation in the Association for Jewish Studies conference that will take place in San Diego, December 15-17. 
  • Johnna Jones (Jewish Studies minor) wins Ronald Filler Scholarship The Program in Jewish Culture & Society is pleased to announce that Johnna Jones has been awarded the Fall...
  • Yoav Margalit looks to both philosophy and Jewish studies as a way to understand things. But learning about Judaism is, like philosophy, so much more than just learning about one thing. Yoav has...
  •   Yoav Margalit looks to both philosophy and Jewish studies as a way to understand things. But learning about Judaism is, like philosophy, so much more than just learning about one thing. Yoav has...
  • The Karasik Scholarship will allow me to attend the Uriel Weinrich Yiddish Summer Program in New York City from June 24th to August 2nd. Attending the program is vital to the development of my...
  •   Claire Baytas is a Comparative Literature and HGMS PhD student working on 20th and 21st century literature and film in French, Turkish, and English. In addition to her main focuses on...
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  • Karen Grumberg, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of Castel-Bloom’s foremost interpreters, having just written the afterword to...
  • Receiving the Karasik award will help me immeasurably in my scholarly and professional development in the fields of Jewish Studies and Memory Studies. I will be proud to represent the University of...
  • A Karasik Scholarship for Study Abroad from the Program in Jewish Culture and Society will allow me to further my research on my article, tentatively titled “The Problem of Being a Polish-Jew: The...
  • 2020 - 2021 04/21/2021 - Conceptualizing Migration, Memory and Place Through Art  04/15/...
  • Creative Resistance and Performances of Memory: Latin America in the Era of Neoliberalism In1981, seven years into Chile’snearly seventeen-year dictatorship, the Chilean art collective CADA...
  • Ethan will be attending the ACLA Conference Annual Meeting, March 29 - April 1, 2018.  The conference will be held at UCLA, in downtown Los Angeles. From Ethan: My paper "The Failed State of Utopia...