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2021-22 Graduate Student Summer Funding Recipients

2021-22 Graduate Student Summer Funding Recipients Posted on July 20, 2022


Congratulations Graduate Student Summer Funding Recipients

The American Academy for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the winners of its grants for graduate student summer research funding.  

AAJR provides stipends for up to $4,000 to promising graduate students in any field of Jewish Studies at a North American university who have submitted their Ph.D. Dissertation prospectus and have a demonstrated need for materials from archival, library, or manuscript collections or for ethnographic research.

Elya Assayag, Columbia University
Marriage Law, Domestic Violence and Religious Conversion in Colonial Morocco (1912-1956)

Büşra Demirkol, University of Washington
Bloodstained Jewish Midwives’: the Emergence of Modern Gynecology and its Impact on Jewish Female Healthcare Workers in the Late Ottoman Era

Ke Guo, University of Washington
Teaching music in diaspora: Inspiration and observation from Sephardic cultures

Aimee Dávila Hisey, Oregon State University
Nations, Networks, and Knowledge: Circulation of Medical Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Viceroyalties

Jill Joshowitz, New York University
From Ancestors to Exemplars: The Emergence of Jewish Biblical Iconography in Late Antique Asia Minor

Jacob Morrow-Spitzer, Yale University
State Matters: Politics, Race, and the Struggle to Define American Jewish Citizenship, 1876-1924

Andrew Sperling, American University
American Jews Against Antisemitism

The American Academy for Jewish Research ( is the oldest professional organization of Judaica scholars in North America.  Composed of the field’s most eminent and senior scholars, it is committed to professional service through this initiative and others, including the Salo Baron Prize for the best first book in Jewish Studies and workshops for graduate students and early career scholars.