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AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Association for Jewish Studies congratulates recipients of the 2017-2018 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships.


AJ BERKOVITZ, Department of Religion, Princeton University
The Life of Psalms in Late Antiquity

SANDRA FOX, Departments of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History, New York University
‘Here, We're Real Jews’: Nationalism, Simulation, and the Production of ‘Authentic Jews’ in Postwar American Jewish Summer Camps, 1945-1980

JENNIFER GRAYSON, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Jews in the Political Life of Abbasid Baghdad, 908-1258

YAAKOV HERSKOVITZ, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
Linguistic Limbo – Writing and Rewriting in Hebrew and Yiddish

DANIEL HERSKOWITZ, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford
The Jewish Reception of Martin Heidegger's Philosophy

ELIZABETH IMBER, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Jewish Political Lives in the British Empire: Zionism, Nationalism, and Imperialism in Palestine, India, and South Africa, 1917-1948

TAMARA MORSEL-EISENBERG, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Reorganizing Halakhic Knowledge: Rabbinic Responsa in Early Modern Europe, The Disruption of a Religious Scholarly Culture


MICHAEL ROM, Department of History, Yale University
Between Democracy and Dictatorship: Jewish Politics and National Identity in Brazil, 1945-1985

VINCENZO SELLERI, Department of History, CUNY Graduate Center
The Juridical Communities of the Kingdom of Naples: Jewish-Christian Municipal Life in Fifteenth-Century Apulia

TERESA WALCH, Department of History, University of California, San Diego
Degenerate Spaces: The Coordination of Space in Nazi Germany

Recipients of the AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships receive a $20,000 stipend, as well as professional development opportunities, through a mid-year workshop and ongoing contact with mentors during the fellowship year. Particular attention will be dedicated to training the fellows to speak publicly, in an accessible fashion, about their work.

Information about the 2018-2019 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition will be available on the AJS website in Fall 2017.