Schusterman Scholars Seminars
If you enjoy academic presentations, we encourage you to join us for our biweekly Schusterman Scholars Seminars. These are advanced seminars geared toward faculty and graduate students, and open to all, presenting the latest research in Israel Studies to the Schusterman Center community and beyond.
September 24, 2020Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Charles Freilich, Goldman Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Politics, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
September 30, 2020
Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT
- Jonathan D. Sarna, University Professor, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History; Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University
- Shmuel Feiner, Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University; Chairman of the Jerusalem Leo Baeck Institute; Chairman of the Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Germany
Framing the context of the project:
- Joshua Teplitsky, Assistant Professor of History, Stony Brook University
- Debra Kaplan, Senior Lecturer with tenure, Bar Ilan University, Department of Jewish History
- Alexander Kaye, Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
- Zev Eleff, Associate Professor of Jewish History, Touro College and University System
- Christine Hayes, Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University
In partnership with the Historical Society of Israel.
October 15, 2020Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Yair Wallach, Senior Lecturer in Israel Studies; Chair of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the SOAS University of London
Dr. Wallach studies modernity in Israel/Palestine, looking at both Arab-Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli society, focussing on urban space, as well as visual and material culture. Before joining SOAS he was a Research Associate in the “Conflict in Cities” research project at Cambridge University, where he looked at "shared space" in Jerusalem and other divided cities.
October 29, 2020Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Claris Harboun, Research Associate, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University
Claris Harbon is a scholar of law, socio-legal studies, race/ethnicity studies, and gender studies. Her work examines the home, especially public housing in Israel as a site of both oppression and resistance.
Harbon received her DCL from McGill University with a dissertation "Lawbreaking as Lawmaking: Redefining Women’s Everyday Resistances to Injustices". She holds two LLM degrees, one from Tel Aviv University and one from Yale Law School.
November 12, 2020Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Michal Raucher, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Michal Raucher joined Rutgers University in Fall 2018. Her research lies at the intersection of Israel studies, Jewish ethics, and the anthropology of women in Judaism. As a Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Raucher conducted ethnographic research on reproductive ethics of Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jewish women in Israel. She has been awarded grants from the Wenner Gren Foundation for anthropological research, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Crown Family Foundation.
December 3, 2020Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Maya Dworsky-Rocha, Doctoral Student, Brandeis University
Maya Dworsky-Rocha, MA'16, studies the intersectionality of childhood and race through the lens of children’s literature. A graduate of the Comparative Humanities (MACH) program, Maya's capstone project, "White Kids Fight Dragons, Black Kids Fight Drugs," dealt with the lack of heroes of color in children's transformative literature. In her doctoral work she continues her research into the use of pedagogical narrative in the formation of ethnic and national identities not only in the US, but also in Israel and Palestine.
Pictured: Sail Tower And Great Mosque in Haifa, Israel.