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Rosalie Katchen Travel Award Past Recipients


Ofira Fuchs
University of Illinois - Urbana
"States of Reform: Orthodoxy, Change and Jewish Religious Activism in Israel"

Malka Zeiger Simkovich
Catholic Theological Union
"Aggressive Matriarch or Passive Maiden? How Jewish and Christian Writers Interpreted the Rebecca Stories of Genesis in the Greco-Roman World"

Susan Weiss
Center for Women's Justice, Jerusalem
"Over the Bodies of Women: How the Jewishness of the State of Israel is Being Constructed”​

Romina Yalonetzk
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
"A Mixed life': Conversion, Gender, Class and Family Formation in Jewish Lima”


Chelsie May
University of Chicago
"Levantinism, Youth Aliyah and the Image of Jacqueline Kahanoff: The Authorship of "Ramat Hadassah-Szold: Youth Aliyah and Classification Center"

Michaela Mudure
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
"Vera Călin: Identity in Migration"


Amanda Kaye Sharick
University of California, Riverside
"Dreaming Presently: Modern Re-presentations of Contested Histories in Motti Mizrachi's HERZL MEETS THE EMPEROR WILHELM II GATES OF MIKVE ISRAEL Sculputure."

Alison L. Joseph
Villanova University
"Dinah, Priestly Victim"

Geraldine Gudefin
Brandeis University
"Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Marriage and ​Divorce in France and the United States (1881-1914)"

Irina Astashkevich
Brandeis University
"Gendered Narrative of Violence during Pogroms in Ukraine"


Orit Avery
The Hartman Institute
“The Cry of the Concubine at Gilbeah; the Whisper of Ruth on the Threshing Floor: An Intertextual Analysis of Two Biblical Stories”

Efrat Bloom
University of Michigan
“In the Field of Jewish Eros”

Levi Cooper
Bar-Ilan University
“Do-it-yourself Miqva’ot: Creative Solutions to Legal Delinquency”

Shira Klein
Chapman University
“Faith in the Fatherland: Jewish Women and Italy’s 1938 Racial Laws”

Devi Mays
Jewish Theological Seminary
“A Love Story from the Old World that Ended in Tragedy in the New: Migration, Marriage, and Domestic Violence in the 20th Century Sephardic World”

Tahneer Oksman
Marymount Manhattan College
“Learned Mister Editor: Liana Fink’s Graphic Translation of Bintel Brief

Melissa Weininger
Rice University
“Girlfriends in Paradise: The Garden of Eden and the Location of Modernity”

Shayna Weiss
New York University
“A Beach of Their Own: A History of the Gender Segregated Beach in Tel Aviv”

Shira Weiss
Yeshiva University
“Halakhic Innovation in the Responsa of Hasdai Crescas: The Case of the Qatlanit

Murat C. Yildiz
“Societe Juive de Gymnastique, ‘Maccabi’: An Ottoman Jewish Civic Association”


Frederica Francesconi
Visiting Assistant Professor, the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon
Title of Paper: "Domestic Service in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Jews and Christians under the Same Jewish Roof"

Shana Frydman
Doctoral Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Title of Paper: "Tradition and Transition: American Orthodox Jewish Women Becoming and Being Sexually Active within Marriage"

Adara Goldberg
Education Director, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in British Columbia
Title of Paper: "'I was Afraid of Bringing Children into the World:' The Complex Roles of Female Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada”

Shaun Jacob Halper
Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley
Title of Paper: "The Jewish Homosexuality of Mordechai Jiri Langer (1894-1943)"

David Koffman
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of History at the University of Toronto
Title of Paper: "Managing Manhood: The Anxieties of American Jewish Medicine"

Oren Segal
Visiting Instructor, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at University of Michigan
Title of Paper: "AIDS, Holocaust, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Benny Ziffer's Muselmann"

Dalia Wassner
HBI Scholar-in-Residence, Fall 2012
Title of Paper: “Tango, Film, and Satirical Journalism in the Construction of Argentine National Identity”


Rachel Harris
Leslie Ginsparg Klein
Michaela Mudure
Rachel Rockenmacher


Ilan Fuchs
Emily Katz
Reuven Kiperwasser


Adriana Brodsky
University of Southern Indiana
AJS Paper: Tasting Food, Creating Identity: Sephardic Women and the Domestic Aspects of Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Gender

Yael Chaver
University of California, Berkeley
AJS Paper: How Shall I Go So Poor?: The European Poetry of Rikuda Potash

Amy Feinstein
Colgate University
AJS Paper: An Aesthetics of Alienation and Intermarriage: The Avant-Garde Jewish Writings of Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner
Harvard University
AJS Paper: A Dead Man, a Magic Well and a Leper: Thoughts Concerning Two Jewish Rituals and Their Rationalizations from the European High Middle Ages


Lori Harrison-Kahan
University of Pennsylvania
AJS Paper: In the Same Show Boat? Jewish Imitations of Black Life in the Fiction of Edna Ferber and Fannie Hurst

Melissa Klapper
Rowan University
AJS Paper: Youth, Gender and Public Space in American Jewish Community Institutions at the Turn of the Century