Jews and Public Housing in 1930s New York

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

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Dajana Denes Walters

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Michael Casper

New York Public Library

Michael Casper is a historian of modern Eastern European Jewish politics and culture. At the Katz Center, he will examine the Jewish role in planning, theorizing, and inhabiting public housing in 20th-century America.

Casper received his PhD in history at UCLA with a dissertation titled “Strangers and Sojourners: The Politics of Jewish Belonging in Lithuania, 1914-1940.” He has previously held fellowships at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Posen Foundation.

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