Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
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Chicago, IL 60637


The Greenberg Center is pleased to acknowledge the new research published by our faculty members and graduate students. Read more about the work of PhD students Chelsie May, Michal Peles-Almagor and Joel Swanson.

Chelsie May, Ph.D. candidate (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) has published the article, “ 'Girls of the Eastern Communities:’ The Intersectionality of Female Arab Jewish Immigrants in Israel-Palestine, 1947-1960,” in The Journal of Jewish Identities (July 2018). A link to the article can be found here.

Michal Peles-Almagor, Ph.D. candidate (Comparative Literature) has published the article, " 'Here is a Different Place': Lieland, Speech, and Hebrew Literary Space," in BGU Review, A Journal of Israeli Culture 5 (2018). The invited article was based on a paper she gave at our Keret Happy Campers conference in 2015 and a link to the article can be found here.

Joel Swanson, a PhD student (Divinity-History of Judaism), just published an article, "We Spring from that History: Bernard Lazare, between Universalism and Particularism," in the journal Religions (2018). The article is part of the Special Issue "Religion and Modern Jewish Thought," with guest editor, University of Chicago Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr. Find a link to the article here.




The Center for Jewish Studies offers travel funding for students giving presentations at academic conferences and for those who must travel away from the University to access resources necessary for their research. Grants for conference travel are accepted throughout the year; research grants are awarded through an annual competition. Please see the application forms below for instructions.

https://Conference Presentation Travel Grants

https://Travel and Research Grants



Edwin Seroussi, Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was the Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago during Winter Quarter 2016. On January 28, 2016, Prof. Seroussi gave a public lecture entitled, "Jews Becoming Modern: The Musical Track." To listen to the lecture, click on this link.