Curriculum Vitae 2019-2020
2015-2020 PhD, History / Museum Studies (minor), University of Minnesota
2013-2015 Master of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Toronto
2011-2012 Master of Arts in Teaching, Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
2007-2011 Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology / Classics, Brandeis University
Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with highest honours in Anthropology
HONOURS AND AWARDS
- Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Association for Jewish Studies, 2019-2020
- Research Scholarship, Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World/Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2018-2019
- Research Award, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, 2018
- Riv-Ellen Prell Award for the Study of Jewish Culture, UMN Center for Jewish Studies, 2018
- Doctoral Scholarship, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 2018
- Amos S. Deinard Fellowship in Jewish History, UMN Department of History, 2015-2016
- “History of the Middle East and North Africa,” University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), Fall 2020 (adjunct instructor).
- “Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence since 1700,” University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), Summer 2019 (graduate instructor).
- “Civilization and the Environment: World History to 1500,” University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), Spring 2017 (teaching assistant).
- “The Age of Global Contact,” University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN), Fall 2016 (teaching assistant).
- “Rabbis with Inky Fingers: the Making of an 18th-Century Hebrew Book between Amsterdam and North Africa.” The Jewish Bookshop of the World: Aspects of Print and Manuscript Culture in Early Modern Amsterdam / Studia Rosenthaliana, vol. 46 (forthcoming, Fall 2020).
- “‘Remarkable Objects of the Three Religions’: Judaica in Early Modern European Collections.” Journal of the History of Collections, Volume 31, Issue 1 (2019), 17-29.
- “‘It is a Minhag’: Algerian Judaism Through the Eyes of a Hebrew-Christian Missionary.” University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought, vol. 1, no. 5, 2015.
- “Henna.” Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, 2nd ed. (ed. Noam Stillman). Leiden: Brill, 2013.
- “Spinning a Rainbow Thread: Reflections on Writing Queer Jewish History,” G’vanim: the Journal of the Academy for the Jewish Religion, forthcoming.
- A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969. Print-O-Craft (PA), 2019.
- “A Rainbow Thread.” Article published in Protocols, Issue 4: Pirkei Avot, November 2018, available online here.
- “A Forgotten Gay Jewish Pioneer Rises Again.” Article published in Tablet Magazine, Jan. 2018, available online here.
EVENTS AND INVITED LECTURES
“‘On the Altar of the Press’: Jewish Print Culture in 19th Century North Africa.” National Library of Israel, Nov. 2020.
“Rabbis with Inky Fingers: Making 18th-Century Hebrew Books.” Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Jul. 2020.
“People of the Book: An Introduction to Jewish Book History.” Four-part online series, MyJewishLearning.com, Jun. 2020.
“Jewish Life in the Premodern Islamic World.” Western Washington University, Apr. 2020.
“The Labour of Jewish Bookmaking in the Early Modern Mediterranean,” University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies Colloquium Series, Feb. 2020.
“Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Premodern Mediterranean.” St. Olaf University, Nov. 2019.
“North African Jews and Global Connections, 300-1450 CE.” University of Minnesota, Mar. 2019.
“Introduction to Judaism as a World Religion.” Southwest Minnesota State University, Oct. 2017.
“Illuminating the Word: Scripture as Visual Object.” St. Olaf College, Mar. 2017.
- “The History of Scribes and Scribal Art in Judaism.” Gustavus Adolphus College, Jan. 2017.