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Early Career Fellow, Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, London, 2015-2017

Ph.D, History, Yale University (May 2015)

Dissertation: “’A Sphere Above the Nations?’ The Rise and Fall of International Jewish Human Rights Politics, 1945-1975,” with Distinction

M.Phil., History (2011), M.A., History (2010), Yale University

  • Concentrations: Modern Jewish and International History

Major Fields: Modern Jewish History, America and the World since 1890, Modern Europe 1789-1989; Passed oral examinations with distinction (August 2011)

B.A.: (History), Stanford University (2006), magna cum laude

PUBLICATIONS:

Forthcoming: “Jewish Memory and the Human Right to Petition, 1933-1953,” in The Institution of International Order: From the League of Nations to the United Nations, Simon Jackson and Alanna O’Malley, eds. (University of Pennsylvania Press)

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

2015-2016:

Affiliate, Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism

2013-2015:

Exchange Scholar, Stanford University

2013-2014:

Yale University Dissertation Fellowship

2012-2013:

Yale MacMillan Center Dissertation Research Grant

Smith Richardson Research Fellowship

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Fellowship

Ganzfried Family Fellowship

John F. Enders Fellowship

Society for Historians of Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Samuel F. Bemis Research Grant

American Jewish Archives Fellowship

2011:

Smith Richardson Foundation French Language Fellowship, Middlebury College

2010:

FLAS Fellowship, Middle East Studies Council, Haifa University

2009:

German Language Fellowship, Yale Graduate School

INVITED TALKS:

2015: “The Rise and Fall of International Jewish Human Rights Politics, 1945-1975,” International Security Studies Workshop, Yale University, April 7

2014: “The Rise and Fall of International Jewish Human Rights Politics, 1945-1975,” Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture, Stanford University, November 10

2013: “The Logics of Jewish Human Rights Advocacy and the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” at Workshop, “The Politics of Repair: Restitution and Reparations in the Wake of the Holocaust,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., July 23-August 2

2013: “International Human Rights, Anti-Semitism, and the Origins of ‘Zionism is Racism,’ 1959-1967,” American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 17

2012: “International Human Rights, Anti-Semitism, and the Origins of ‘Zionism is Racism,’ 1959-1967,” Haifa University, Israel, December 11

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY:

2015: “Jewish Memory and the Right to Petition,” on panel, “Contesting the Meaning of “International” Governance: Minorities and the League of Nations,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York, January 4

2014: “Jewish NGOs and Informal American Empire in Independent Morocco, 1956-61,” on panel, “Decolonization and Non-State Actors: Opportunities and Constraints in the Postcolonial Moment,” (convener), Annual Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Lexington, Kentucky, June 20

2014: “The Jewish Politics of Decolonization and the Imperial Alliance in North Africa,” at “’Jewish Questions in International Politics’” Simon Dubnow Institute Annual Conference, Leipzig, Germany, June 13

2013: “The Logics of Jewish Human Rights Advocacy and the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” on panel, “The Future of the Jews: New Perspectives on Collective Jewish Politics in a Post-Holocaust World, 1945-1950” (convener), Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 15

2013: “When the World’s Citizens Complain: Human Rights, Petitions and International Legal Regimes, 1933-1966,” at “From the League of Nations to the United Nations: New Approaches to International Institutions,” European University Institute Conference, Florence, Italy, March 21

2012: “Human Rights and the Jewish Quest for Supranational Authority,” at “Jewish Internationalism: Collective Politics in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” Columbia University, New York, September 10

2012: “Jewish Human Rights Advocacy as Shatdlanut? The Case of Moses Moskowitz,” International Security Studies Workshop, Yale University, March 27

SERVICE:

2011: Co-Organizer, “Zionist Historiography across Time and Space: An International Conference at Yale,” Moderator, “Israel Studies and Middle East Studies,” February 6

2009-2012: Founder and Co-Organizer, Colloquium in Modern and Early Modern Jewish History, Yale Judaic Studies and History Departments

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Fall 2011: Part-Time Acting Instructor: “Antisemitism in Modern Times”; Teaching Fellow for John Gaddis: “The Cold War”

Spring 2011: Teaching Fellow for Bruno Cabanes: “The Experience of War in the 20th Century”

Fall 2010: Teaching Fellow for Paula Hyman: “Historical Perspectives on the Holocaust”

LANGUAGES:

Hebrew, French, German

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