2020–2021 Fellowship Theme
America's Jewish Questions
This year, the Katz Center is delving into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and is examining vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry. Our visiting scholars are directing attention to the diversity of Jewish practices, politics, and peoples, at home and abroad, and are reconsidering many of the basic assumptions and concepts that have shaped the study of American Jews.
Throughout the year, our international cohort of fellows are pursuing research that revises, reframes, or expands our understanding of American Jews, their history, religious life, politics, culture, and experience.