Jews and the American West: Violence, Race, and Masculinity

This webinar brings together David S. Koffman (York University), author of The Jews Indian, and Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University), author of Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism, in dynamic conversation with host Caroline Luce (UCLA) about Jews’ relationship to the physical and discursive landscapes of the American west. How did the American colonial project […]

The Holocaust at the Crossroads of Empire: West and Sub-Saharan African Approaches to African, Holocaust, and Jewish Studies

In this workshop, we discuss the state of African research and archival collecting on the subject of the Jews of West and Sub-Saharan Africa and their many complex cultural, spiritual, and economic engagements. We also reflect on the emerging interest among many African scholars in the history of Nazi and Vichy race laws, forced labor, […]

Video Drops

Nationalism, Mnemonic Wars and Poland’s “Holocaust Speech Law”

Geneviève Zubrzycki (University of Michigan) with Michael Rothberg (UCLA)

The Finger of the Scribe:How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible

William Schniedewind (UCLA) with Aaron Burke (UCLA)

Jewish Listening: A Reckoning

Josh Kun (USC)

Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema

Deborah Starr (Cornell) in conversation with Aomar Boum (UCLA) and Nancy Reynolds (WashU)

Israel through a Colored Lens: African-American Perspectives on Mizrahi Israelis

Bryan K. Roby (University of Michigan) in conversation with Aomar Boum (UCLA)

The Blood Libel in Modern Eastern Europe: A Social History

Elissa Bemporad (CUNY) in conversation with Boris Dralyuk (LA Review of Books) and David N. Myers (UCLA)

“If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends”: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making Comedy

Tony Michels (UW Madison) in conversation with practitioners and critics of comedy, including Jessica Chaffin, Jena Friedman, Lynn Harris, Michaela Watkins, and Josh Kun (USC)

A Teach-In on Jewish Studies, Race, and Anti-Racism

Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA), Dean Franco (Wake Forest University), Lila Corwin-Berman (Temple University), Aomar Boum (UCLA), Sultan Doughan (Boston University), Maxwell Greenberg (UCLA), and Benjamin Ratskoff (UCLA)

The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’Foscari University of Venice) with
Marla Stone (Occidental College)