Welcome to our new Israel Studies Teaching Fellow!
Professor Rafi Grosglik joins us as a Visiting Assistant Professor and will be located in the Department of Sociology. He is our first Israel Studies Teaching Fellow and is sponsored by the Israel Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Anthropology from Ben-Gurion University. Most recently, he was a Research Fellow with the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University and taught at Boston University.
His areas of interest make him a perfect fit with U.C. Davis; they include sociology of food, the ethics of organic food, globalization, environmental sociology and Israeli society. He is eager to learn more about the food culture of California. He will be teaching courses in Sociology and the Honors Program on food, culture, and society. More information about Professor Grosglik is listed under People.
Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the Don Kunitz Award for Academic Excellence!
Karen Xu "Society and Anti-Semitism in Children’s Literature: Authority, 'Agency,' and Social Relationships in Curious George" Joshua Paull "Seeds that Bloom the Desert: What Baba Joon Says About the Mizrahi Experience"
Spring 2017 Events
Poetry during the Holocaust and ‘Poetry after Auschwitz’ (Adorno) Wednesday, April 5th ~ 4pm ~ 912 Sproul
Sven-Erik Rose - Associate Professor German and Comparative Literature UC Davis
Germans, Jews, and the Theatre Wednesday, April 19th ~ 4pm ~ 912 Sproul
Jonathan Hess Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Distinguished Professor of Jewish History and Culture Professor of German University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ~~~
Annual Emanuel Ringelblum Lecture The Brothers Scholem: Two German Jews Confront the Twentieth Century Monday, April 24th ~ 4pm-5:30pm ~ Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SS&H
Mirjam Zadoff Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History Indiana University Noam Zadoff Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and History Indiana University
The Third Temple Movement in Israel: From the Margins to the Mainstream Tuesday, January 24th ~ 12-1:30pm ~ 273 SS&H
Film and talk by: Rachel Z. Feldman PhD Candidate Anthropology Department UC Davis
Why are increasing numbers of religious Jews making pilgrimages to the Temple Mount and practicing sacrificial offerings? Feldman's dissertation research and film examine the recent mainstreaming of the Third Temple Movement in Israel, a messianic Jewish movement which seeks to rebuild the Third Temple on the Temple Mount, reestablish a Jewish kingdom, and renew a priesthood. In recent years, the Third Temple Movement has re-branded itself as a nonviolent movement, strategically using liberal discourses of "human rights" and "freedom of worship" to gain access to the Temple Mount as well as political, legal, and economic resources from the Israeli State. In response, Islamic NGOs and Palestinian activists have organized to resist the Third Temple Movement and potential Israeli annexation of the Haram ash-Sharif compound.
THE ARTS IN ISRAEL; ISRAEL IN THE ARTS The Valente Lecture in Music Music in Israel: Forty Years of Shifting Boundaries, Connections, and Possibilities Thursday February 2, 2017 ~ 4-5:30pm ~ Room 266 Everson Hall
Benjamin Brinner Professor of Music Director, Center for Jewish Studies UC Berkeley
For more information: http://arts.ucdavis.edu/event/music-israel-forty-years-shifting-boundaries-connections-and-possibilities
Pop-Rock Music and Cultural Cosmopolitanism in Israel Wednesday February 22, 2017 ~ 4-5:30pm ~ Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SS&H
Motti Regev Professor of Sociology The Open University of Israel
Choreographing Political Change: Disabled Dance in Israel Thursday March 9th, 2017 ~ 4:30pm-6pm ~ Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SS&H
Ilana Szobel Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature Brandeis University
Welcome Professor Eva Mroczek and Professor Seth Sanders!
Our new Jewish Studies faculty members in Religious Studies!
Fall 2016 Events
The Ethics of the Algorithm: Probing the Shoah Foundation’s Digital Archives of Holocaust and Genocide Testimony