Publications by TIJS Ph.D. Alumni

Oy, My Buenos Aires: Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity Mollie Lewis Nouwen (Ph.D. ’08), is visiting assistant professor of history at Whitman College in Portland. Her first book, Oy, My Buenos Aires: Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity,was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2013. Her article “From Textile Thieves to ‘Supposed Seamstresses’: Jews, Crime, and Ethnic Histories in Buenos Aires, 1905-1930” appeared in Rein and Brodsky (eds.) The New Jewish Argentina (Brill, 2013), which won the Best Book Award from the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, 2013.
Marni Davis (Ph.D. ’06) is associate professor of history at Georgia State University. Her first book, Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition, was published by New York University Press in 2012 and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature awarded annually by the Jewish Book Council. Her essay appears in Chosen Capital: The Jewish Encounter with American Capitalism (Rutgers University Press, 2012
Sarah Willen (Ph.D., ‘06) was a lecturer at Harvard University for the academic year 2006-07. After four years in a tenure-track position in medical anthropology at Southern Methodist University, she accepted a tenure track position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Her first edited book, Transnational Migration to Israel in Global Comparative Context, was published by Lexington Books in 2007.
NATHALIE DEBRAUWERE-MILLER (Ph.D. ’00) is an associate professor in the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University. Her first book, Envisager Dieu avec Edmond Jabès, was published by Les éditions du Cerf in 2007, with subvention assistance from the Jewish Studies Enrichment Fund of TIJS. In 2010 Routledge published her edited volume Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World.
Caitlin Carenen (Ph.D. ’08) teaches history at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her first book, The Fervent Embrace: Liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel, was published by New York University Press in 2012.
Jennifer Thompson (Ph.D. ’10) is assistant professor of Jewish studies at California State University, Northridge. Her first book, Jewish on Their Own Terms, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2014.
Alison L. Joseph (JSMA ’05) is visiting assistant professor of religion at Haverford College. Her first book, Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics, was published by Fortress Press in 2015.
Nathan Hofer (JSMA ’05, Ph.D. ’11) is assistant professor of Islam in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. His first book, The Popularisation of Sufism in Ayyubid and Mamluk Egypt, is scheduled for publication by Edinburgh University Press in July 2015.
Marian Broida (JSMA ’06, Ph.D. ’13) is a visiting lecturer in Hebrew at Georgia State University. Her first book, Forestalling Doom: "Apotropaic Intercession" in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, was published by Ugarit Verlag in 2014.
Jordan Rosenblum (JSMA ’03) is Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first book, Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism, was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press.
Product Details Jonathan Kaplan (JSMA ‘04) is Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Austin. His first book, My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs, was published in 2015
by Oxford University Press.
Guidelines for Inter-Religious Dialogue: Practical suggestions for successful interfaith dialogue by [Girau Pieck, Gabrielle, Hafner Al-Jabaji, Amira, Kröni, Tanja Esther, Lenzin, Rifa'at, Rudolf, Heidi, Strahm, Doris, Traitler-Espiritu, Reinhild] Gabrielle Griau-Pieck, (JSMA ’99) et al., Guidelines for Inter-Religious Dialogue 2014, published by Interreligiöser Think-Tank
Product Details Vivian Alpert Thompson, A Mission in Art: Recent Holocaust Works in America, 1988, Mercer University Press