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2019-20 Graduate Student Summer Funding Recipients

2019-20 Graduate Student Summer Funding Recipients Posted on August 5, 2020


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 prospectus and have a demonstrated need to travel to archival, library, or manuscript collections or for ethnographic research.

Ilan Benattar, New York University
But it is not so in the Kingdom of Ishmael:  Exile, Diaspora, and Culture Politics in the Final Ottoman Jewish Generation (1902-1909)

Jan Burzlaff, Harvard University
Outlasting The Nazis in Vilnius, Kraków, and Copenhagen:  The Anatomy of Jewish Survival During The Holocaust (1941-1945)

Ariel Paige Cohen, University of Virginia
Displaying Art and Exhibiting Philanthropy:  Jews, Gender, and Museums in the United States (1888-1958)

Samantha Madison Cooper, New York University
Cultivating High Society:  American Jews engaging European Opera in New York (1880-1940)

Oskar Czendze, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
From Loss to Invention:  Galician Jews Between New York and East Central Europe (1890-1938)

Lindsey Jackson, Concordia University
Brit Without Milah:  Jewish Responses to Ritual Circumcision in Canada and the United States

Oren Okhovat, University of Florida
The Portuguese Jewish Atlantic:  Constructed Identities and Cross-Cultural Networks in the Seventeenth Century

Lucas F. W. Wilson, Florida Atlantic University 
The Structures of Postmemory:  Portraits of Survivor-Family Homes in Second-Generation Holocaust Literature and Oral History

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.