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AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Association for Jewish Studies congratulates recipients of the 2021–2022 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships:

Fellowship Recipients

ANNA BAND
University of Chicago, Department of History 
“At Home in My Room: Jewish Spaces of Longing and Belonging in World War I through Weimar Berlin”

BENNY BAR-LAVI
University of Chicago, Department of History 
“Figures of Godless Immanence: Judaism and Islam in the Christian Political Discourses of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe”

AMANDA SIEGEL
University of California, Berkeley,Department of Comparative Literature 
“Jewish-Argentine Literature: Its Origins, Its Others, and Its ‘Afterlives’”

HANNAH ZAVES-GREENE
New York University, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
“Able to Be American: American Jews and the Public Charge Provision in United States Immigration Policy, 1891–1934”

Honorary Fellows

DANIELLA FARAH
Stanford University, Department of History 
“Forming Iranian Jewish Identities: Education, National Belonging, the Jewish Press, and Integration, 1945–1981”

NICOLE FREEMAN
The Ohio State University, Department of History
“Our Children Are Our Future: Child Care, Education, and Rebuilding Jewish Life in Poland after the Holocaust, 1944–1950”

Finalists

SAMUEL CATLIN
University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Literature and the Divinity School
“The Rest is Literature: Midrash, Secularism, and the Institution of ‘Theory’”

SAMUEL SHUMAN
University of Michigan, Departments of Anthropology and Judaic Studies
“Cutting Out the Middleman: Displacement and Distrust in the Global Diamond Industry”

SOPHIA SOBKO
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education
“Weaponized as White: The Contradictions of White, Soviet Jewish Assimilation in the United States”

DIKLA YOGEV
University of Toronto, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies
“Police Legitimacy among the Haredim in Israel”


2016-2021 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

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2019-2020 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Recipients
2018-2019 AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Recipients
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