Jewish Life in Modern Islamic Contexts
In 2018–2019, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania devotes its fellowship to the study of Jews in modern Islamic contexts.
The fellowship will support scholarship on Jewish life, culture and thought as these have developed in modern times across North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia. We will question the meaning of modernity beyond the more familiar European, American, and Israeli contexts and welcome research projects that address topics from the sixteenth century and later.
A New Opportunity for 2018-2019:
With funding from the Israel Institute and in partnership with Penn’s Jewish Studies Program, the Katz Center is offering a teaching fellowship for the academic year 2018-19. The recipient of the Israel Institute/Katz Center fellowship will be a full participant in the Center’s fellowship program, and will also be expected to offer one undergraduate course per semester on an Israel related subject. The teaching fellowship may be granted for one or both semesters. Stipend amounts are based on academic standing and reflect additional compensation for the teaching responsibilities.
To be eligible for the Israel Institute/Katz Center fellowship applicants must be Israeli citizens with a Ph.D. in a field or subject related to modern Israel and/or who is currently employed at an Israeli institution of higher learning or research center.
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