Recent Dissertations
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Recent Dissertations
Alexis-Baker, Andy (Ph.D. 2015, Marquette University) The Word Became Flesh: An Exploratory Essay on Jesus’s Particularity and Nonhuman Animals
Argyropoulos, Erica K. (Ph.D. 2015, University of Kansas) Conducting Culture: Leonard Bernstein, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Negotiation of Jewish American Identity, 1947–1967
Aronson, Janet Krasner (Ph.D. 2015, Brandeis University) Leveraging Social Networks to Create Social Change: Ripple Effects of Taglit-Birthright Israel on Parents of Participants
Atlas, Dustin N. (Ph.D. 2015, Rice University) Out of the In-Between: Moses Mendelssohn and Martin Buber’s German Jewish Philosophy of Encounter, Singularity, and Aesthetics
Bickart, Noah Benjamin (Ph.D. 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America) Tistayem: An Investigation into the Scholastic Culture of the Bavli
Bledsoe, Seth A. (Ph.D. 2015, Florida State) Wisdom in Distress: A Literary and Socio-Historical Approach to the Aramaic Book of Ahiqar
Bressler, Toby (Ph.D., 2015, Molloy College) The Lived Experience of Observant Jewish Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study
Cypess, Joshua N. (Ph.D. 2015, Brandeis University) Jewish Medical Culture: Case Studies in End-of-life Decision Making
Dushey, Elana Hornblass (Ph.D. 2015, Fordham University) Tortured Zionism: Messianism, Ambivalence, and Israel in Post-Holocaust Jewish American Literature
Fagin, C. Gabriel (Ph.D. 2015, Yeshiva University) The Moderating Effect of Religion and Spirituality on the Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Negative Outcomes among a Sample of Orthodox Jewish Men
Firestone Friedman, M. Tirzah (Ph.D. 2015, Pacifica Graduate Institute) Transforming Jewish Historical Trauma: Tales of Choice and Redemption
Ganz, Debora (Ph.D. 2015, Yeshiva University) Do Adverse Early Life Experiences in the Jewish Community Result in Worse Health Outcomes?
Gluck, Sara Schwartz (Ph.D. 2016, Capella University) Self-Perception among Young Jewish Women Relative to Exposure to Sexualizing Visual Media
Goldfine, Daniela D. (Ph.D. 2015, University of Minnesota) Stories of Memory / Memory in Stories: Remembrance and Identity in Contemporary Jewish Argentine Cultural Production
Greene, Avi B. (Ed.D. 2015, Yeshiva University) Surveying and Implementing Instructional Technology in Modern Orthodox Yeshiva High Schools
Guenoun, Katherine Eade (Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Between Synagogue and Society: Jewish Women in Nineteenth-Century France
Hait, Beth (Ph.D. 2015, Yeshiva University) The Relationship between Role Models in High School and College and the Religiosity and Spirituality of Emerging Adult Graduates of Jewish Modern Orthodox High Schools and Colleges
Hamilton, Catherine Marie Sider (Ph.D. 2015, University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology and University of Toronto) Innocent Blood Traditions in Early Judaism and the Death of Jesus in Matthew
Jackson, Wesley Todd, Jr. (Ph.D. 2015, University of Cincinnati) Where Do We Go from Here? Tortured Expressions of Solidarity in the German Jewish Travelogues of the Weimar Republic
Jaffe, Jacob (Ed.D. 2015, Yeshiva University) Halakhah Instruction in United States Modern Orthodox High Schools
Jeon, Beom Jin (Ph.D. 2015, Fuller Theological Seminary, Center for Advanced Theological Study) Rhetoric of the Book of Amos (Amos for the Seventh-Century Judean Audience)
Krah, Markus (Ph.D. 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America) From a Lost World to a Usable Past: How Mid-Century American Jews Re-Invented the East European Jewish Experience
Kreilkamp, Emmy Elizabeth (Ph.D. 2016, Indiana University) Performing in Dark Times: Theatre in Nazi Concentration Camps
Malherek, Joseph (Ph.D. 2015, George Washington University) Emigre Scientists of the Quotidian: Market Research and the American Consumer Unconscious, 1933–1976
Mayk-Hai, Liati (Ph.D. 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America) Towards a Poetics of I/Eye-Witness: Documentary Expression and Jewish American Poetry of the 1930s
Mayse, Evan Drescher (Ph.D. 2015, Harvard University) Beyond the Letters: The Question of Language in the Teachings of Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezritch
Mc Cormack, Mark Merritt (Ph.D. 2015, Vanderbilt University...