Jeffrey Veidlinger

Jeffrey Veidlinger
Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies
University of Michigan

Jeffrey VeidlingerJeffrey Veidlinger is Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the award-winning book, “In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine” (2013). His first book, “The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage” (2000), won a National Jewish Book Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Research. He is also the author of “Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire” (2009), which won a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the J. I. Segal Award. His edited volume, “Going to the People: Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse,” was published in February 2016.

Professor Veidlinger is a Vice-President of the Association for Jewish Studies, Associate Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History, and a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is currently working on a book about the pogroms of the Russian Civil War.

Selected Publications

Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Indiana University Press, 2009)

The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (Indiana University Press, 2000)

In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine (Indiana University Press, 2013)