Jewish Studies Expansion Program (JSEP) Fellows, 2nd Cohort (2010-2012)
Paula Daccarett (Jim Joseph Fellow in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz). She earned a BA in Political Science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Jewish History at Brandeis University, with a focus on the Sephardic experience and Jewish modernity. Her dissertation explores the political socialization and institutional growth of Salonican Jewry in the late Ottoman period. She has taught courses in Jewish/Sephardi and general history at the California State University and the National Hispanic University.
Daniella Doron (Schusterman Teaching Fellow at Colgate University). Previously, she was the Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. In 2009, she received her PhD in History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. She is currently revising her dissertation, “In the Best Interest of the Child: Family, Youth, and Identity Among Postwar French Jews, 1944-1954,” into a book length manuscript. For this study she received numerous doctoral dissertation fellowships, including one from the Foundation for Jewish Culture. An article based upon this work will be forthcoming in the Journal of Jewish Identities (January 2011).
Gil Ribak (Schusterman Teaching Fellow at the University of Arizona, Tuscon). He serves as the public historian of the Educational Staff at Efal Seminary, Israel. He received Fulbright and George L. Mosse fellowships before completing his Ph.D. in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Afterward he was the Lewin Postdoctoral fellow in American Jewish History at Washington University in St. Louis (2007/8). His article about Henry Kissinger, “A Jew for All Seasons,” will be published in Israel Studies Forum (fall 2010). He is currently completing the book What the American Can Do in His Anger: The Images of Gentiles among Jewish Immigrants in New York City, 1881-1920, scheduled to be published by Rutgers University Press in 2011.
Ari Ofengenden (Schusterman Teaching Fellow at Oberlin College). Ari specializes in Hebrew Literature and Literary Theory. He studied for a Master’s in Psychology at Tel-Aviv University, and wrote his PhD on the poet Abraham Shlonsky at Haifa University. From 2005-08, he taught at the Protestant Theology department at Tübingen (Germany) and was a research fellow at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW). In 2010 he completed a post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship at Monash University (Australia). He is the author of The Passion for Absence in Abraham Shlonksy, published in Hebrew by University Press 2010.
Loren Spielman (Schusterman Teaching Fellow at the Portland State University). As Visiting Professor in Religion at Wesleyan University, Loren has taught courses in Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Literature and Culture, and Ancient Jewish Leisure. Loren has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Foundation for Jewish Culture (2008-9) and a Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation Fellowship from the Charles H. Revson Foundation (2002-6).
Sarah Wobick-Segev (Jim Joseph Teaching Fellow at Syracuse University). She completed her PhD in modern European history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of several articles, including the recently published “Une place pour l’amour? Le mariage juif à Paris et à Berlin dans une ère transitionnelle, 1890-1930” in Expériences croisées, and is a co-editor of the volume Speculation and Exchange: New Approaches to the Economy in Jewish History, scheduled for publication in late 2010 with Berghahn Books.