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Welcome Professor Eva Mroczek and Professor Seth Sanders!

Our new Jewish Studies faculty members in Religious Studies



Fall 2016 Events

The Ethics of the Algorithm:

Probing the Shoah Foundation’s Digital Archives of Holocaust and Genocide Testimony

Thurs, September 29th  ~ 4pm ~ Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SS&H

Todd Presner
Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Chair, Digital Humanities Program


Jewish Scriptures Before the Bible

Thurs, October 20th  ~ 4:30-6:30pm ~ Andrews Conference Room,  2203 SS&H

Reception follows talk.

Eva Mroczek 
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
UC Davis


Blind in Palestine: An Ocular History between Jews and Arabs (1918-1948)

Thurs, November 10 ~ 12-1:30pm ~ 1246 SS&H

Anat Mooreville 
Israel Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2017
UC Davis




Welcome, Dr. Anat Mooreville!

Dr. Mooreville is our incoming Israel Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.



Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

Recipients of the Don Kunitz Award for Academic Excellence in Jewish Studies

 the Undergrad  Scholarship for Jewish Studies

Short Essay Winner: Megan Cliff
First Prize Research Paper: Marie Yelavich
Second Prize Research Paper: Peter Mills
Jewish Studies Scholarship: Zoe Robinow

Kunitz/scholarship 2016
From left to right: Peter Mills, Megan Cliff, and Zoe Robinow
(not pictured: Marie Yelavich)

Charlene Kunitz - 2016






Charlene Kunitz speaks about her husband, the late Don Kunitz.






 For more information about submissions and previous winners, click here.




List of 2016-17 Courses Available




Summer Session I & II Courses

Click here for more information





Congratulations to Professor Sven-Erik Rose for receiving the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies. His book, Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789-1848 (Brandeis University Press) won the award for the category of Philosophy and Jewish Thought.  

See Professor Rose's interview here.

Mazel tov Professor Rose! 


Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the Don Kunitz Award for Academic Excellence In Jewish Studies!

Short Essay Winner: Natascha Starr

First Prize Research Paper: Lara France

Second Prize Research Paper: Jack Mizes




Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Watch an interview with Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History David Biale:

With a resurgence of anti-Semitism across Europe, promoting Jewish culture can be a powerful vehicle for confronting anti-Semitism and strengthening a positive Jewish identity. Here in Germany, the Jewish Studies Department at Frankfurt University continues its highly respected conference series on the cultural history of the Jews with American historian David Biale, a leading international expert on Jewish history and culture. With Jewish communities now present in 75 countries, Jewish culture and Jewish identity are beginning to play an increasingly larger role in a globalized, multicultural world.