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Grant Recipients

2019 Undergraduate Recipients of TIJS Grants

  • Ashley Stern, C'19,a double major in Jewish studies and history/religion, received a summer grant to support her fellowship at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York City. As a Kollell Fellow she studied Jewish texts intensively to to develop the skills necessary to interpret these documents in their original language and thus strengthen her scholarly pursuits within Jewish studies.
  • Xavier Sayeed, a music major and Jewish studies minor, received a summer grant to support his research on the contemporary Israeli Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod for his honors thesis. Sayeed traveled to Israel to examine primary documents and to conduct field interviews and ethnographic research with the orchestra and its patrons.

2019 Graduate Recipients of TIJS Grants

  • Matthew Brittingham, a PhD candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, received a Goldwasser Lectureship grant to support his trip to Montreal, Canada to present his paper “Zvi Hirsch Masliansky, the American Marketplace, and Popular Yiddish Preaching" at the Conference on Sermon Studies. Brittingham also received funds to present at other conferences, such as the Southern Studies Conference and the University of Alabama Languages Conference.
  • Adam Strater, a PhD candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, received a Goldwasser Lectureship grant to support his trip to the annual meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics to present his paper “Rabbinic Sublimation of Violence and Jewish Extremist Rhetoric: The Legacy of Amalek and Esau."
  • Anastasiia Strakhova, a PhD candidate in the History Department, received a Goldwasser Lectureship grant to support her trip to present a paper at the Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. In August of 2019 she used the Jeffrey A. Evans Award to examine collections in the State Archives of the Odessa Region, Ukraine for her dissertation, preliminary entitled “Imagining Emigration: Crossing the Borders of Russian Jewry during the Era of Mass Migration, 1881-1914.”
  • Chava Green, a PhD candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, received a Jeffrey A. Evans grant to support her travel to the American Jewish Studies Conference. 
  • Brady Beard, a PhD candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, received a grant towards presenting "What The Locust Left: The Iconography of Locust in Joel 1:4" at the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament's 23rd Congress. 
  • Carolina Iribarren, a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, used her grant towards archival research on Chantel Akerman’s textual work in Brussels, Belgium at the Fondation Chantal Akerman and the library of the Cinémathèque royale de Belgique.

Tyler Willrich

Tell Halif, Israel
Tyler received an undergraduate travel grant to assist in the excavations of the Iron Age II Jewish settlement inside Tell Halif that was destroyed by the Assyrian King Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah and Israel around 700 BCE.
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Anastasiia Strakhova

Odessa, Ukraine
Anastasiia conducted research in the Russian State Historical Archive in St. Petersburg , the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Kiev, and the State Archives in Odessa Region to support a research paper and her dissertation.
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Bea Conti

Israel and England
Bea received a summer grant from the Jeffrey A. Evans Fund to support archival research in Jerusalem and England to research the Sassoon family and their role within British imperialism and the opium trade.
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Chava Green

Brooklyn, NY
Chava Green is a doctoral student in the Graduate Division of Religion with a focus on Jewish Studies and feminist ethnography. Using a grant from TIJS, Chava attended the International Conference of Chabad Schulos.
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