Department News

NYU Doctoral Candidate Receives Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture

January 5, 2017
Judah Bernstein has been awarded the Mark and Ruth Luckens International Prize in Jewish Thought and Culture for his paper, "A Preacher in Exile: Shmaryahu Levin and the Making of American Zionism, 1914-1919."  The Luckens Prize is awarded by the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Kentucky to the best unpublished original essay that is also suitable for oral presentation to a general audience.

NYU Doctoral Candidate Receives Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities

December 20, 2016
Michael Stahl
has been awarded the 2017-2018 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities.

NYU Doctoral Candidate Receives Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities

January 4, 2016
Julie Deluty
has been awarded the 2016-2017 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities.

NYU Doctoral Candidate Receives Naomi Anolic Memorial Award

July 17, 2015
Yitzchak Schwartz
has been awarded the Naomi Anolic Memorial Jewish Art History and Visual Culture Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.

NYU Graduate Receives Fellowship at Center for Jewish History

July 16, 2015
Shira Kohn (NYU PhD 2013) has received the Taube/Koret Early Career Fellowship for Fall 2015 at the Center for Jewish History in New York.

Prof. Smith wins Association of Catholic Publishers Book Award

May 19, 2015
How Human is God? by Prof. Mark Smith received an Excellence in Publishing Award from The Association of Catholic Publishers. The book won first place in the category of Scripture.

Prof. Schiffman wins National Jewish Book Award

January 14, 2015
Outside the Bible, 3-Volume Set: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture co-edited by Lawrence Schiffman, Louis Feldman, and James Kugel won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship.

Book Announcements: Poetic Heroes and How Human is God?

September 10, 2014
The Skirball Department is pleased to announce two new publications by Prof. Mark Smith that came out in summer 2014, Poetic Heroes: Literary Commemorations of Warriors and  Warrior Cultures in the Early Biblical World (Eerdmans, 2014) and How Human is God? Seven Questions about God and Humanity in the Bible (Liturgical Press, 2014).

Prof. Kaplan Named Scholar-in-Residency at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

August 20, 2014
Prof. Marion Kaplan was named JB Maurice C. Shapiro Scholar-in Residency at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC for the Fall 2014 semester.

Prof. Lawrence Schiffman Returns to NYU Skirball Department

July 15, 2014
Prof. Lawrence Schiffman, former Vice Provost of Yeshiva University, returns after three years to the Skirball Department as the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies.

New Director of NYU Tel Aviv

July 15, 2014
Prof. Benjamin Hary, formerly of Emory University, joins the Skirball Department Faculty as the new Director of NYU Tel Aviv, Israel.

NYU Graduate Receives Professorship at Brooklyn College

June 20, 2014
Allan Amanik (NYU PhD 2014) has been named Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College.

NYU Graduate Receives Postdoc at Katz Center

June 1, 2014
Clemence Boulouque (NYU PhD 2014) has received the Ruth Meltzer Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

NYU Graduate Receives Professorship at UNC, Chapel Hill

March 20, 2014
Andrea Cooper (NYU PhD 2013) has been named Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Doctoral Candidate Receives Prestigious NSF Grant

March 13, 2014
Donna
Herzog has been awarded a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation on the history of water management in Israel (quite a rarity for a historical project).

NYU Alumni Receives Postdoc at the Israel Institute

March 13, 2014
Yonatan Sagiv (NYU PhD 2013) has received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Israel Institute in Washington, DC.

Joint Faculty Publication Wins National Jewish Book Award

February 15, 2014
Prof. Hasia Diner and Prof. Gennady Estraikh's edited work, 1929: Mapping the Jewish World (NYU Press, 2013) won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of best anthologies and collections.

Prof. Wolfson Elected Fellow of ASSR

May 8, 2013
Prof. Elliot Wolfson has been elected a fellow of the American Society for the Study of Religion. 

Book Announcement: The Future of Text and Image

April 30, 2013
The Skirball Department would like to announce the publication of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures, edited by Ofra Amihay (Current NYU PhD) and Lauren Walsh.

Book Announcement: The Poetics of Trauma

April 29, 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of The Poetics of Trauma by Ilana Szobel (NYU PhD 2007).  Book Description: The work of the renowned Israeli poet, translator, peace activist, and 1998 Israel Prize laureate Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936–2005) portrays the emotional structure of a traumatized and victimized female character. Ilana Szobel’s book, the first full-length study of Ravikovitch in English, offers a theoretical discussion of the poetics of trauma and the politics of victimhood, as well as a rethinking of the notions of activity and passivity, strength and weakness. Analyzing the deep structure embodied in Ravikovitch’s work, Szobel unearths the interconnectedness of Ravikovitch’s private-poetic subjectivity and Israeli national identity, and shows how her unique poetics can help readers overcome cultural biases and sympathetically engage otherness.

NYU Doctoral Student Receives Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship

April 24, 2013
Julie Goldstein received the Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

NYU Alumni Receives Tenure Track position at York University

March 3, 2013
David Koffman (NYU PhD 2011) has been named assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto.

Book Announcement, Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture

February 27, 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (Wayne State University Press: 2012) an anthology on the future of Yiddish studies by Lara Rabinovitch (NYU PhD 2012), Shiri Goren, and Hannah Pressman (NYU PhD 2013).

Rachel Kranson Receives Frankel Institute Fellowship

February 14, 2013
The Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies wishes to congratulate Rachel Kranson (NYU PhD 2012).  She has been accepted as a Frankel Institute Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Rachel is currently an assistant professor in the religion department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Prof. Chazan Receives NYU-Martin Luther King Award

January 24, 2013
Congratulations to Professor Robert Chazan on receiving NYU's 2013 Martin Luther King Award.  The purpose of this award, which is given to five individuals across the university each year, is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. through their teaching, their social and/or political activities, the inspiration they provide, their leadership, and/or their community-building activities. They make a positive impact within the classroom and in the greater NYU community.  You can read more about this award here.  Coincidentally, David Elcott, co-director of the Wagner/HJS MPA-MA program, also received the award this year.