ETHAN B. KATZ, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
4:15 PM – GRIFFIN 6
Ethan Katz was educated at Amherst College and the University of Wisconsin and currently is an assistant professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France, just out from Harvard University Press. He is also the co-editor of two books. The first, co-edited with Ari Joskowicz, is entitled Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times, and was published this year by the University of Pennsylvania Press. It is the first book-length attempt to bring together the larger debate over secularism in the Humanities and Social Sciences with Jewish Studies. The second volume, co-edited with Lisa Moses Leff and Maud S. Mandel, is entitled Colonialism and the Jews, and is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. This book places Colonial History and Jewish History in conversation with each other in a sustained, comparative fashion that yields new insights and questions for both fields. Katz has also published articles in a number of scholarly journals including the Jewish Quarterly Review and the Journal of North African Studies, and has held fellowships that include a year-long post-doctoral fellowship at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French government. Today he will be sharing material from his recently published book on the history of Jews and Muslims in France since World War I.
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