Meet UC Santa Cruz Jewish Studies Program’s very own Jim Joseph Fellow, Paula Daccaret. Paula studied Political Science as an undergraduate, earning her BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD in Jewish History at Brandeis University. Her areas of expertise include Jewish modernity and
the Sephardic experience. She is currently writing a manuscript on the political socialization and institutional growth of Salonican Jewry in the late Ottoman Empire. If you’re interested in learning about Women, Gender and Jewish Modernity (1800-present), then sign up for her class, offered next quarter in the Spring!
Barbara Epstein is a professor in the History of Consciousness Department, the History Department, and the Jewish Studies Program. She received her BA from Harvard/Radcliffe and her PhD from UC Berkeley. Her current endeavors include writing a book on the Jewish resistance to fascism during WWII, focusing on the underground anti-Nazi movement in the Minsk Ghetto. Barbaraenjoys teaching courses on social movements and the theories behind them. She currently teaches about the recent transformation of political economy and on Jewish social movements in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe.
Published on page 56 of the Winter 2012 issue of Leviathan.