Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Jewish Studies
Jeffrey Shandler is Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He received a PhD in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University. Shandler is the author of While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 1999); Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture (University of California Press, 2005), a study of contemporary Yiddish culture; Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (New York University Press, 2009), which analyzes the impact of new communications technologies and media practices on American Jews’ religious life, from early recordings of cantorial music to hasidic outreach on the Internet; Shtetl: A Vernacular Intellectual History (Rutgers University Press, 2014), an examination of how Jewish life in East European provincial towns has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship, from the early modern period to the present; and Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices (Stanford University Press, 2017), explores the largest online archive of video interviews with survivors of the genocide as a resource of Holocaust remembrance. Among other books, Shandler is the editor of Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2002) and is co-editor of Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (Princeton University Press, 2003) and Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory (Indiana University Press, 2012). Shandler has curated exhibitions for The Jewish Museum of New York, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and he has served as president of the Association for Jewish Studies.
Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices, Stanford University Press, 2017.
Shtetl: A Vernacular Intellectual History, Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America, New York University Press, 2009.
Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture, University of California Press, 2005.
While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust, Oxford University Press, 1999.