Emerging Scholars Lectures: CJHS and Kent State University

We proudly announce our selection for the YSU-Kent State Emerging Scholars Lecture Series for Spring 2022.

We appreciate and were overwhelmed by the volume of fantastic applications, which is a testament to our field.

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Wednesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. Eli Rosenblatt (Northwestern)
“Creole Israel: The Jews of Suriname (1900-1960)”
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Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. C. Tova Markenson (Academy of Jewish Religion)
“Jewish Feelings: Performing Tsuris (Troubles) at the Yiddish Theatres in Buenos Aires (1880-1940)”
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Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 PM (Online)
Dr. Elly Moseson, YIVO
“Protecting House and Hearth: Jewish Domestic Magic in Pre-Modern Europe”
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The application deadline for Spring 2022 has passed. We will solicit applications for the Spring 2023 program in Fall 2022

The Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University (CJHS) and the Jewish Studies Program at Kent State University (JSP) invite emerging scholars in the field of Jewish studies to apply to offer one of three “Emerging Scholar Lectures” in Spring 2022.

This year’s theme will be “Jews around the World.” We welcome proposals for lectures which focus the history, culture, politics, or experiences of Jews beyond the anglophone world and Israel. Talks may, of course, reach into these geographies. Priority will be given to scholars whose work opens new avenues in thought or introduces new frameworks of analysis.

A CJHS-JSP joint selection committee will choose three applicants to deliver public lectures in February, March, and April 2022. All lectures will be delivered virtually and recorded. The CJHS and JSP reserve the right to post and circulate the videos online.

Lecturers will also teach a guest lesson in a relevant class at YSU or Kent State. Alternatively, should this not be possible, they may offer workshops for faculty members at YSU and Kent. These programs will be conducted virtually as well.

Lecturers will receive an honorarium of $2,000.

To apply, send a CV, a one-paragraph description of the research project from which your talk will draw, and a one-page lecture proposal to judaic@ysu.edu by October 31, 2021. We will extend offers to selected applicants by November 22, 2021 and begin the scheduling process.


  • ABD and enrolled in a PhD program or doctorate conferred in or after May 2017
  • Not employed in a tenured or tenure-track position or with a contract lasting more than three years
  • All disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are welcome

Please email judaic@ysu.edu if you have any questions.

The CJHS and JSP thanks Eva Mroczek (Jewish Studies Program, UC Davis) for her guidance on structuring this program.