2022 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.
A Tale of Two Surrogates: A Graphic Novel of Surrogacy in Israel and the US

Zsuzsa Berend, University of California, Los Angeles 

Elly Teman, Ruppin Academic Center

This award is dedicated in memory of Frances Leder Kornmehl

This award is funded by the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law

Medicalizing Ritual Life among Judeo-Spanish Communities: Women, Religion and Health in the Late Ottoman Empire and Beyond (1870-1940)

Anabella Esperanza, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

This award is dedicated in memory of Dr. Harris A. Berman

Documentation for the “Deportation Commemoration Project” as opening event for the Locker of Memory Memorial Project

Karen Frostig, Lesley University

Doing Gender, Doing Jewishness: Hasidic Women within the Intimate, Private and Public Spheres

Valentina Gaddi, Université de Montréal

Preaching the Promised Land: Mary Antin’s American Religions

Rachel B. Gross, San Francisco State University

Lost in Migration – Rethinking Ethnicity, Gender, and Acculturation: Suicide among Jewish Immigrant Women in the United States, 1880–1924

Yael Levi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Lilac/Bez: A Journey in Time, Nature and Post-Memory

Laura Morowitz, Wagner College

Mikołaj Jazdon, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Marek Kaźmierczak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Estrella’s Notebook: A Sephardic Girlhood in Six Songs

Hannah Pressman, University of Washington

The Criminalization of Get Refusal

Hadas Raichelson, Bar-Ilan University

This award is funded by the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law

Hannah Arendt Quits Smoking

Miriam Schulz, University of Toronto

David Dasharath Kalal, Independent

Michael Simonson, Leo Baeck Institute in New York

Sterilizations of the Holocaust: A Look at Hungarian Women

Alexandra Szabo, Brandeis University

The First Hungarian Transgender Children’s Book? Gender Nonconformity in Jewish Author Zsuzsa Kántor’s Szerelmem, Csikó (1973)

Bogi Takács, University of Kansas

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France, and the Jews

Hannah Teddy Schachter, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Plural Jewish Communities: Yiddish Culture and Jewish Migration in Post-Holocaust France

Nick Underwood, The College of Idaho