America’s Jewish Questions

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2020–2021

The 2020–2021 fellowship year will delve into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examine vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry. It will direct attention to the diversity of Jewish practices, politics, and peoples, at home and abroad, and will reconsider many of the basic assumptions and concepts that have shaped the study of American Jews. 

The international cohort of fellows will pursue research that revises, reframes, or expands our understanding of American Jews, their history, religious life, politics, culture, and experience.