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Jewish Studies | Faculty Research Interests

Boaz Atzili

International security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakness and state failure; the Middle East and Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict



Richard Breitman

German history, US history, and the Holocaust



Max Paul Friedman

U.S. foreign relations, national security, migration, civil liberties, and the politics of historical memory



Gershon Greenberg

Philosophy of religion, America and the Holy Land, religious and philosophical meaning of the Holocaust, religion, conflict, and peace



Gregg Ivers

Relationship between jazz, blues and racial equality in the American South during the civil rights movement



Alan Kraut

U.S. immigration and ethnic history; the history of medicine and public health in the United States

 

Fred Lazin

Public policy in the United States, Israel, and developing countries; Israeli politics and society; Jews in American politics.


Lisa Leff

Jews in France, the rise of Jewish international aid in 19th century France, and the fate of Jewish archives during and after World War II in France

 

Eric Lohr

The Russian Empire and questions of citizenship and minorities

 

Gail Mardirosian

The arts and international education for global citizenry; arts education; the interface of theatre and psychology; the Voices of Terezin project



Pamela Nadell

Modern Jewish history, especially American Jewish history and Jewish women's history



Rita Simon

Transracial adoption, history of women's rights, abortion, rape, women and crime, civil rights and liberties in Israel, U.S. immigration, jury system, insanity defense, death penalty, impact of mass media on public opinion