Prof. Dorian Bell

Professor Dorian Bell awarded Malcolm Bowie Prize

Professor Dorian Bell has been awarded the Malcolm Bowie Prize for the best article in French studies published in 2009 by an early- career scholar. This prize is given by the Society for French Studies; the article is “The Jew as Model: Anti-Semitism, Aesthetics, and Epistemology in the Goncourt Brothers’ Manette Salomon,” Modern Language Notes […]

Nathaniel Deutsch

Nathaniel Deutsch Appointed as IHR Director

Nathaniel Deutsch appointed as the director of the Institute for Humanities Research Nathaniel Deutsch is an American religious scholar. He is a specialist in Judaism, Gnosticism, and early Christianity and is on the faculty of University of California, Santa Cruz. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. as well as his […]

Museo Ketubbah

UCSC Approves New Major in Jewish Studies

Students at UC Santa Cruz will now have the opportunity to work toward a B.A. degree in Jewish Studies, beginning this fall. The Jewish Studies major will provide knowledge of Jewish thought, literature, art, and history–with classes taught by faculty across the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions. UC Santa Cruz dean of humanities Georges […]

Music of Modern Israel

Avi Tchamni: Music of Modern Israel Course

The development of art and popular music in Israel, the complexity of national identity inherent in the study of immigrant and refugee societies, and the power struggle between the different forces involved in the process: the state and its institutions, the people, and the outside world.

Jim Joseph Foundation

Jim Joseph Teaching Fellowship

The Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce that following a national competition, it has received a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation to fund a two-year long teaching fellowship in Jewish studies.

Book Review: Varieties of Anti-Semitism

Historian Victor Tcherikover used to say that there are few phenomena in history that have a history of 2,000 years. Antisemitism is one of those phenomena.

UCSC Receives $150,000 Grant for Jewish Studies Program

UC Santa Cruz has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the David B. Gold Foundation to support a new project in the campus’s Jewish Studies Program. Titled “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges,” the project will integrate contemporary issues that are most important to students, faculty, and the community—including the environment, science and technology, the arts, […]