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Jarvis.JPGCongratulations to CAITLIN CARENEN (Ph.D. ’08) on the publication of her book The Fervent Embrace:  Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel (NYU Press 2012).  Carenen teaches history at Eastern Connecticut State University.



Jarvis.JPGCongratulations to MARNI DAVIS (Ph.D. ’06) on the publication of her first book Jews and Booze:  Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition (New York University Press, 2012).  Davis teaches history at Georgia State University in Atlanta.


REV. THOMAS EDMONDSON (JSMA ’07) has been called to be the new senior pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marietta. 


Congratulations to NATE HOFER (Ph.D. '11) whose dissertation has been awarded the 2011 Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies, given annually by Mamluk Studies Review for the best dissertation on a topic related to the Mamluk Sultanate.  Nate is teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Jarvis.JPGJONATHAN KAPLAN (JSMA ’04, Ph.D. Harvard, 2010) has accepted a tenure track appointment teaching Bible in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is just completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University as Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in Jewish Studies, continuing his research in biblical interpretation, hermeneutics and Midrash.

Congratulations to JENNIFER THOMPSON (Ph.D. ‘10) on her acceptance of the position as the Maurice Amado Professor in Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement) at California State University, Northridge.

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