Recent Dissertations
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Recent Dissertations
Arviv, Tamir (Ph.D. 2016, University of Toronto) The Diverse Geographies of Jewishness: Exploring the Intersections between Race, Religion, and Citizenship among Israeli Migrants in Toronto Advisers: Minelle Mahtani, Deborah Leslie
Avidar, Galia (Ph.D. 2016, New York University) Israel Education at a Crossroads between Transmission and Transition: A Comparative Case Study of Three Jewish Day High Schools Advisers: Benjamin M. Jacobs, Harold S. Wechsler
Chyutin, Dan (Ph.D. 2015, University of Pittsburgh) A Hidden Light: Judaism, Contemporary Israeli Film, and the Cinematic Experience Adviser: Lucy Fischer
Clutz, Bryan Davis (Ph.D. 2016, University of Rochester) Judaism, Jewishness, and Being Jewish: The Construction and Intersection of Culture and Religion in Reform Jewish Families Adviser: Dena Phillips Swanson
Feiner, Karen A. (Ph.D. 2015, Purdue University) The Lesser of Two Evils: The Misidentification of the Jew in Elizabethan Literature Advisers: Sandor Goodhart, Paul W. White
Franklin, Dorothy Duggar (Ph.D. 2016, University of Alabama) The Jewish Lived Experience in Cuba Advisers: Natalie Adams, Utz McKnight
Frogel, Esther (Ph.D. 2016, Northeastern University) Afghan Jews and Their Children: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Lived Experiences and Psychological Impact of Acculturation on First and Second Generation Traditional Afghan Jewish Immigrants Adviser: Tracy Robinson-Wood
Frydman, Shoshannah D. (Ph.D. 2016, City University of New York) Tradition and Transition: American Orthodox Jewish Women Preparing and Becoming Sexually Active within Marriage Adviser: Deborah L. Tolman
Hotary, Daniel Paul (Ph.D. 2016, University of California, Santa Barbara) Contextualizing Diaspora: Studies in Jewish Emplacement, Social Construction, Materiality, and Memory Adviser: Richard D. Hecht
Imes, Carmen Joy (Ph.D. 2016, Wheaton College) Bearing Yhwh's name at Sinai: A Re-Examination of the Name Command of the Decalogue Advisers: Daniel I. Block, Sandra L. Richter
Isaacson, Emily Sarah (Ph.D. 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Musical Perspectives on the Binding of Isaac Story in the 20th Century: Aharon Harlap and Menachem Zur's "Akedat Ytzchak" and Steve Reich's "The Cave" Adviser: Andrew Megill
Kamel, Rachael (Ph.D. 2016, Temple University) Thinking beyond Identity, Nationalism, and Empire Adviser: Laura Levitt
Litke, Andrew W. (Ph.D. 2016, Catholic University of America) Targum Song of Songs: Language and Lexicon Adviser: Edward M. Cook
Lobb, Jolan F. (Ph.D. 2016, Northcentral University) Exploring Leadership Goals for Academic Education and Identity Development in Complementary Jewish Education for Adolescents Adviser: Melanie Shaw
Maher, Erin K. (Ph.D. 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Darius Milhaud in the United States, 1940–71: Transatlantic Constructions of Musical Identity Adviser: Annegret Fauser
Nemeh, Joanna (Ph.D. 2016, University of Chicago) The Question of a Jewish Feminism: Quest and Answerability Adviser: Paul Mendes-Flohr
Nemiroff, James Matthew (Ph.D. 2016, University of Chicago) Comedias judaizantes: Performing Judaism in Lope de Vega's Toledan Plays (1590–1615) Adviser: Frederick A. de Armas
Origitano, Catlyn (Ph.D. 2016, Marquette University) Moral Imagination and Adorno: Before and after Auschwitz Adviser: James South
Park, Sharon J. (Ph.D. 2016, University of Minnesota) Constructing Americans' Responsibility to Give: Shifting Debates about Foreign and Humanitarian Aid to Child Refugees, 1945–1989 Adviser: Elaine Tyler May
Pitock, Toni (Ph.D. 2016, University of Delaware) Commerce and Connection: Jewish Merchants, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic World, 1736–1822 Adviser: Cathy Matson
Reich, Cynthia F. (Ph.D. 2015, University of Minnesota) Improving Evaluation Practice in the Foundation Sector: A Case Study of the Jim Joseph Foundation's Evaluators' Consortium Adviser: Jean A. King
Romero, Aurora Belle (Ph.D. 2016, Vanderbilt University) Heute hat ein Gedicht mich wieder erschaffen: Origins of Poetic Identity in Rose Auslander Adviser: Christoph M. Zeller
Sadras-Ron, Efrat (Ph.D. 2016, Michigan State University) Secular Identification: The Case of BINA and Its Secular Yeshiva Adviser: Mindy J. Morgan
Sagi, Rottem (Ph.D. 2016, University of California, Irvine) Who's in My Bed: Strange Bedfellows in the American Pro-Israel Movement Adviser...


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