December 13, 2019

HBI at AJS

HBI is proud to see so many of our Research Associates, Scholars-in-Residence, and former interns presenting at the annual Association for Jewish Studies Conference. If you are at AJS, please consider attending the discussions involving HBI alumni. 

Sunday, December 15

Sexuality, Politics, and American Judaism, Jonathan Krasner, 2019 Intern Supervisor, Sunday, December 15, 12:30-2pm, Sapphire 410A

Queer Jewish Politics, Palestine Solidarity, and the Antisemitism Question, SJ Crasnow, 2017 Research Award, 2018 Scholar in Residence, Sunday, December 15, 12:30-2pm, Sapphire 410A

“Sephardi” Food and Foodways: Challenging Scholarly and Popular Assumptions, Adriana Brodsky, 2013 Research Award, Sunday, December 15, 12:30-2pm, Sapphire 410B

Cultural Identity in a Cuisine: Divergent Patterns Defining Arab Jews, Norma Baumel Joseph, 1999-2000 Scholar in Residence, Sunday, December 15, 12:30-2pm, Sapphire 410B

Golmah: The Jewish Wonder Woman, Tahneer Oksman, 2014 Research Award, Sunday, December 15 – 12:30-2pm, Sapphire Ballroom KL

From Algeria to Amsterdam: The Printing History of Sefer ha-Tashbez, Noam Sienna, 2018 Research Award, Sunday, December 15, 4:15-5:45pm, Sapphire 410A

How Gender and Family Still Matter for Contemporary Jewry, Sunday, December 15, 4:15-6:45pm, Sapphire Ballroom CDGH

Panelists: 

Judit Bokser Liwerant, Board Member Emeritus

Sylvia Barack Fishman, Former Co-Director of HBI

 

Monday, December 16

Jews and Their Ethnic Neighbors in Twentieth Century New York: Images and Attitudes, Melissa R. Klapper, 2007 Scholar in Residence, Monday, 2010 and 2015 Research Award, December 16, 8:30- 10am, Aqua 305

A Missed or Misunderstood Opportunity? The Relief Accorded to Polish Citizens of Jewish Nationality, Eliyana R. Adler, 2012 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Aqua 307

Publish or Perish? Rethinking Academic Journals for Graduate Students and Contingent Scholars, Robin E. Judd, Academic Advisory Council, Jessica Anne Kirzane, 2013 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Aqua 309

Lil Dicky and Big Dipper: Dancing Jewishly Queer Maculinities on YouTube, Jonathan Branfman, 2020 Scholar-in-Residence, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Aqua 314

Jewishness and Caribbean Literary Culture, Laura Leibman, 2015 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Aqua Salon C

The Struggle Over the Memory of Middle Eastern Jewish Lives: A Revived Narrative of Persecution and Expulsion, Alma Heckman, 2008 HBI Summer Intern, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Aqua Salon D

“Photoscapes” In Jewish History: Locations and Topographies of Jewish Visual Culture, Monday, December 16, 8:30- 10:30am, Sapphire Ballroom KL

Panelists: 

David Shneer, 2015 Research Award

Judaism, Gender, and Modern Change-Makers: An Interdisciplinary Discussion, Monday, December 16, 10:30am- 12:00pm, Aqua 309

Panelists: 

Orit Avishai, 2018 Research Award

Adam S. Ferziger, 2017 Research Award

Tanya Zion-Waldoks, 2011 Research Award

Statelessness in Shanghai: German and Austrian Jewish Refugees, Mass Denationalization, and Legal Quandaries in China and North America, Sara Halpern, 2016 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 10:30am- 12:00pm, Aqua 313

“Yiddish Doesn’t Need Mercy”: Hebrew-Yiddish Bilingualism in Israel, Shachar M. Pinsker, 2009 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 10:30am- 12:00pm, Sapphire 400AB

Creating Israeli Concert Dance: The American-Israeli Relationship, Nina Spiegel, 2012 Scholar-in-Residence, Monday, December 16, 10:30am- 12:00pm, Aqua Salon E

The “Grey Paper”: The Politics of Research in Jewish Communal Life, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Aqua 309

Panelists:

Emily Sigalow, 2014 Scholar-in-Residence

Gender and Realistic Rights of Exit: Insights from Child Custody Cases Involving Parents Who Have Gone Off the Derekh, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Director of HBI, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Aqua 313

Between Activism and Theology: A Critical Examination of the Role of Yitz Greenberg in American Judaism, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Sapphire 410A

Panelists:

Sylvia Barack Fishman, Former Co-Director of HBI

Adam S. Ferziger, 2017 Research Award

Dancing with the Jews: Jews and Other Minorities in the German Miniseries Hotel Adlon, Sonia Gollance, 2015 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Aqua Salon AB 

Resha ‘im ‘Arurim: The Case of Linguistic Others in Israeli Television, Shayna Weiss, 2007 HBI Summer Intern, 2012 Research Award, and 2019 Intern Supervisor, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Aqua Salon AB 

Displaying Art and Exhibiting Cultural Philanthropy: Frieda Schiff Warburg and the Jewish Museum Mansion, Ariel Paige Cohen, 2018 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 1:30- 3:00pm, Aqua Salon F

The Return to Sepharad and the Politics of Memorial Identity, Julia Phillips Cohen, 2011 Research Award, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Aqua 307

Women in the Profession: What We Have Learned!, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Sapphire Ballroom KL

Panelists:

Sarah Imhoff, 2017 Research Award

Gila Silverman, 2017 Scholar-in-Residence, 2017 Research Award

Teaching Jewish Studies Through Food Studies, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Sapphire 411B

Panelists: 

Rachel B Gross, 2007 HBI Summer Intern

Beyond Sepharad: Zionism in Las Luminarias de Januca by Rafael Cansinos-Assens (Graduate Student Lightning Session), Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Sapphire 400AB

Respondents: 

Jessica Carr, 2015 Scholar-in-Residence

Through the Looking Glass: Secular Believers, Sociology of Faith, and Gender Sensitivity in the Study of the Jewish Israeli Secular-Religious Landscape, Hagar Lahav, 2009 Scholar-in-Residence, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Aqua Salon C

Jews in the Americas: A Transnational Perspective, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Aqua Salon E

Panelists: 

Judit Bokser Liwerant, Board Member Emeritus

Gina Malagold, 2017 Gilda Slifka Intern 

Graduate Student Lightning Session: Gender and Sexuality, Monday, December 16, 3:30- 5:00pm, Aqua Salon F

Panelists:

“Real Women Protect Babies”: Jewish Mothers and Anticircumcision Activism, Lindsey Jackson, 2017 HBI Gilda Slifka Intern

The Mother’s Blood: Classic Embryology’s Impact on Christian and Jewish Theology, Ranana Dine, 2014 HBI Summer Intern

Taming the Lion: Isaac Yizhak Haver’s Mitnagdic Defense of the Authenticity of Kabbalah, Brian G Hillman, 2010 HBI Summer Intern

Respondents: 

Keren R. McGinity, HBI Research Associate, 2018 Research Award, and 2011 Scholar-in-Residence

Building Bridges: Feminist Mentorship, Collaboration, and Coalition-Building, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Aqua 307

Panelists:

Shayna Weiss, 2007 HBI Summer Intern, 2012 Research Award, and 2019 Intern Supervisor

Epistemic Injustice in Jewish Rape and Seduction Court Cases in Tsarist Russia, ChaeRan Freeze, Author in the HBI Series on Jewish Women, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Sapphire 410A

Writing Rabbinic Commentary: Scholars as Exegetes, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Aqua Salon AB

Panelists: 

Jane Kanarek, Author in the HBI Series on Jewish Women

Marjorie Lehman, Author in the HBI Series on Jewish Women

Misunderstood Multifaceted Jewish Lives of Millenials, Rachel Minkin, Former Intern Academic Advisor, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Aqua Salon E

The World is Big and Full of Illusions: Perets Hirshbeyn, Travel Writing, and Global Yiddish Culture, Mariusz Kalczewiak, 2010 HBI Summer Intern, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Aqua Salon F

Reception and American Jewish Literature, Monday, December 16, 5:15- 6:45pm, Sapphire Ballroom OP

Panelists:

Rachel Gordan, 2015 Scholar-in-Residence, 2015 & 2016 Research Award

Samantha Pickette, 2018 HBI Gilda Slifka Intern and Current Intern Academic Advisor

 

Tuesday, December 17

Deconstructing the Discourse(s) of Spirituality: Four Frames of Jewish-Buddhist Spirituality, Emily Sigalow, 2014 Scholar-in-Residence, Tuesday, December 17, 8:30- 10am, Aqua 305

A Tree for Poland: Memory of Rescue between Nationalism and Transnationalism, Alicja Podbielska, 2012 HBI Summer Intern, Tuesday, December 17, 8:30- 10am, Sapphire 410

From Holy Grail to Kryptonite: Integration and the American Jewish Day School, Jonathan Krasner, 2019 Intern Supervisor, Tuesday, December 17, 8:30- 10am, Aqua Salon C

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Modern Loudmouth, Samantha Pickette, 2018 HBI Gilda Slifka Intern and Current Intern Academic Advisor, Tuesday, December 17, 8:30- 10am, Aqua Salon D

Jewish Marginalities and Marginal Jews, Rachel B Gross, 2007 HBI Summer Intern, Tuesday, December 17, 8:30- 10am, Aqua Salon E

New Explorations in the Sephardic Atlantic: Faith, Identity, Money, and Society, Julia R. Lieberman, 2008 Scholar-in-Residence, Tuesday, December 17, 10:15- 11:45am, Sapphire 410A

Graduate Student Lightning Session, Tuesday, December 17, 10:15- 11:45am, Aqua 314

Panelists:

Unruly Bodies and Imaginary Enemies: The Mental Health of Jewish Immigrant Women in Argentina in the Interwar Period, Joanna Zofia Spyra, 2018 HBI Graduate Student Prize

Critical Engagement with Israel and the Politics of Jewish Identity, Liora R. Halperin, 2014 Research Award, Tuesday, December 17, 10:15- 11:45am, Aqua Salon F

Encountering the State: Jewish Divorce, Bigamy, and Desertion in Turn-of-the-Century New York, Geraldine Gudefin, 2016 Scholar-in-Residence, 2015 and 2017 Research Award, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua 305

Different Paths to Becoming “Israeli”: Assimilation and Identity Formation among Latin American Women in Israel, Paulette Kershenovich Schuster, 2006 Research Award, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua Salon C

Jewish Communal and Religious Identity among Jewish Immigrant Groups in the United States, Judit Bokser Liwerant (Respondent), Board Member Emeritus, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua Salon C

Writing the Third-Generation Self, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Sapphire 410A

Panelists:

Golan Moskowitz, 2010 Intern, 2015 & 2016 Research Award, and 2019 Scholar-in-Residence

Lara Silberklang, 2019 Scholar-in-Residence

Katka Reszke, HBI Research Associate, 2016 Research Award, and 2015 Scholar-in-Residence

Give Us Our Name: Jewish Genealogy and American Jewish Religion, Rachel B Gross, 2007 HBI Summer Intern, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua Salon C

Family Scandals and the Challenges of Kinkeeping, Sarah Imhoff (Respondent), 2017 Research Award, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua Salon C

Teaching Through Film: Hebrew Bible, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Aqua Salon F

Panelists:

Jessica Carr, 2015 Scholar-in-Residence

Wendy Ilene Zierler, 2008 & 2014 Research Award

Reception and American Jewish Literature, Tuesday, December 17, 1:30pm- 3pm, Sapphire Ballroom OP

Panelists:

Rachel Gordan, 2015 Scholar-in-Residence, 2015 & 2016 Research Award

Samantha Pickette, 2018 HBI Gilda Slifka Intern and Current Intern Academic Advisor

The American Jewish 1940s, Tuesday, December 17, 3:15- 4:45pm, Aqua 307

Panelists:

Rachel Gordan, 2015 Scholar-in-Residence

Jurisdiction and Jewish Family Law, from Vilna to Tel Aviv, Geraldine Gudefin (Respondent), 2016 Scholar-in-Residence, 2015 and 2017 Research Award, Tuesday, December 17, 3:15- 4:45pm, Aqua 309

New Frames and Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Tuesday, December 17, 3:15- 4:45pm, Aqua Salon AB

Panelists:

Mara Benjamin, 2010 Research Award

 

* In this blog and in the interest of space, people are identified by their associations to HBI, but for more information on their current titles, please visit the AJS guide

 

Compiled by Ali Senal, HBI Communications Coordinator

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