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2019-20 Cross-Institutional Cooperative Grant Recipients

2019-20 Cross-Institutional Cooperative Grant Recipients Posted on August 5, 2020


Congratulations Cross-Institutional Cooperative Grant Recipients

The American Academy for Jewish Research has provided grants to faculty at North American universities to 1) encourage academic collaboration between Jewish studies programs (or faculty) at multiple institutions, either in the same city or in close geographical proximity, or 2) enable collaborative scholarly endeavors that would not otherwise receive funding.

The AAJR is pleased to announce the following winners in this year’s competition:

Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies; Elissa Bemporad, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center; Dina Danon, Binghamton University, SUNY; Federica Francesconi, University at Albany, SUNY; Elizabeth Imber, Clark University
The New York State Working Group on Jewish Women and Gender in Global Perspective

Eugene M. Avrutin, University of Illinois; Joseph Lenkart, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Marina Mogilner, University of Illinois at Chicago; Harriet Murav, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Keely Stauter-Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago; Karen Underhill, University of Illinois at Chicago
Second Bi-Annual Junior Scholars Workshop in Russian, Polish, and East European Jewish Culture

Flora Cassen, Washington University in St. Louis; Ronnie Perelis, Yeshiva University
Translating the Americas: Early Modern Jewish writing on the New World

Erez DeGolan, Columbia University; Dov Kahane, Jewish Theological Seminary; Jeremy Steinberg; University of Pennsylvania
The Annual Ancient Judaism Regional Seminar 

Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California
California Working Group on Jews in the Maghrib and the Middle East (Cal JeMM)

William Miles, Northeastern University; Alan Verskin; University of Rhode Island
Jews in Muslim and Shared Diasporas

Michal Raucher, Rutgers University; Ayala Fader, Fordham University; Orit Avishai, Fordham University
New York Working Group on Jewish Orthodoxies

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, support for doctoral dissertation research, and workshops for graduate students and early career scholars.