Workshop on Radical Jewish Politics with visiting scholars in Jewish Studies
Session 1 — 9:00am-1:00pm
Break for Lunch — 1:00-2:00pm
Afternoon Roundtable 1: Thematic conversation 1 (including approximately 3-4 panelists)
Afternoon Roundtable 2: Thematic conversation 2 (including approximately 3-4 panelists)
Co-sponsored by the History Department and Center for Cultural Studies
Visiting Scholar Bios:
Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982 before coming to Stanford in 1983. Beinin’s research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine, and Israel and on US policy in the Middle East.
Lior Sternfeld is an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Penn State University. He is a social historian of the modern Middle East with particular interests in Jewish (and other minorities’) histories of the region. Sternfeld’s first book manuscript tentatively titled: “Integrated After All: Iranian Jews in the Twentieth Century,” which examines the integration of the Jewish communities in Iran into the nation-building projects of the twentieth century, is now under review. This book examines the development of the Iranian Jewish communities vis-à-vis ideologies and institutions such as Iranian nationalism, Zionism, and constitutionalism, among others. His current research project examines the origins of “third-worldism” in the Middle East.
Bob Weinberg teaches Russian and European history at Swarthmore College. He has published on the 1905 Revolution in Odessa, anti-Jewish pogroms, blood libel, antisemitism in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, and Birobidzhan