2021 Research Award Recipients

HBI awards grants to support research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies across a range of disciplines. These proposals are subject to review by members of HBI’s Academic Advisory Committee.
Elazar Ben-Lulu, The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Celebrations in LGBTQ Families: A Comparative Analysis of Reform Jewish Life-Cycle Rituals in the USA and in Israel
Rachel Furst, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
‘For Our Women Engage in Commerce': Gender and Economics in Medieval Ashkenaz
Pearl Gluck, Pennsylvania State University
Little Miss Hasid: The Revolutionary World of the Bais Yaakov Movement
Hannah Greene, New York University
Able to Be American: American Jews and the Public Charge Provision in United States Immigration Policy, 1891-1934
Hannah Kosstrin, The Ohio State University
Kinesthetic Peoplehood: Dance, Israel, and the Jewish Diaspora
Shira Levy, Ben Gurion University
Oral Storytelling and Destabilization of Hegemonic Narrative and in Zora Neale Hurston and Grace Paley's Literary Work
Lynn Melnick, Columbia University
Refusenik, poems
Samantha Pickette, Boston University
Bridging the JAP: The Female-Driven Re-Conception of the Young Jewish Woman in American Popular Culture during the 1970s
Jessica Roda, Georgetown University
Beyond the Sheitl. Orthodox Jewish Women and Performances in the Digital Age
Jennie Rosenfeld, Kolech Center for Women's Leadership
Singled Out: Navigating Sex, Ethics, and Halakhah
Leehee Rothschild, Manchester Metropolitan University
Polyamorous and Queer Families in Practice – Living Arrangement, Child Rearing and Law
Sivan Rajuan Shtang, Shenkar College and Sapir College
The Mizrahi Feminist Turn in Israeli Art: Race, Class and Gender in Third Generation Mizrahi Feminist Art
Lea Taragin-Zeller, Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge
Gendered Antisemitism and Islamophobia in the UK
Zohar Weiman-Kelman, Ben Gurion University
(Un)archiving Yiddish Sex: the Poetry of Celia Dropkin
Rebecca Wollenberg, University of Michigan
Reading Each Other: Female Bodily Practices as Authoritative Text in Abrahamic Communities
Florian Zabransky, University of Sussex
Agency and Male Jewish Intimacy during the Holocaust