Najat Abdulhaq

November 1, 2017 @ 12pm – Najat Abdulhaq, “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the ‘Arab Jew’ in Contemporary Arabic Literature”

For decades, two official nationalist narratives, Arab-Egyptian & Israeli, dominated the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. Recently, a different narrative is emerging in the Arabic speaking sphere, with documentaries, films & novels taking a cardinal role in this process. How and why is this emergence taking place? Najat Abulhaq is the author of […]

Freedom, Justice, Difference: The Merchant of Venice Now

November 7, 2017 @ 6pm – Freedom, Justice, & Difference: The Merchant of Venice Now

  Karin Coonrod, the Founding Director of Compagnia de’ Colombari, will join Nathaniel Deutsch and Sean Keilen for a public discussion of her path-breaking production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venice Ghetto (2016). Join us to discover why Shakespeare’s play about Jews and Christians in Renaissance Italy is a key text for deciding […]

Alma Heckman

History professor Alma Heckman named Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies

August 03, 2017 By Scott Rappaport. Assistant professor of history and Jewish Studies Alma Rachel Heckman has been appointed as the new holder of the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at UC Santa Cruz. The interdisciplinary endowed chair was established in 1995 by Anne Neufeld-Levin, a former president of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees, […]

2016 – 2017 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The Jewish Studies Program invites submissions for the 2016-2017 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards. To encourage and reward outstanding research and writing on Jewish themes by undergraduates at UCSC, the Awards Committee will select four outstanding essays or senior theses that represent distinguished examples of undergraduate scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. Students should […]

Mitchell Duneier - Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea

The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies 2017

April 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210 | Free The Helen Diller Family Endowment Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies presents: Mitchell Duneier, the Maurice P. During, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University on “Ghetto: Invention of a Place, History of an Idea” Lecture at 4:00pm – Humanities 1, RM […]

Undergraduate digital research symposium

Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium

April 19, 2017 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library | Free Sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies, Digital Scholarship Commons, University Library, IHR With support from the Koret Family Foundation The Digital Scholarship Commons is thrilled to announce the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017. At UC Santa […]