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2024-25 Theme: Jewish/Queer/Trans

Led by Head Fellow Bryan Roby  (University of Michigan) 


Affiliation & Project Titles       

Rafael Balling, University of Washington, "A Story of Their Own: 20th-Century Jewish Trans Narratives in German and Yiddish"

Jonathan Branfman, Stanford University, “Passing Fancies: Jewish Specters and Chimeric Liberation in U.S. Passing Films”

Marce ButierrezNational Archive of Remembrance, Argentina, “The Lost Feygele Files: Repairing Queer and Trans Jewish Legajos”

Jessie DeGrado, University of Michigan, “Their Way is Queer”: Religion as Gender Transgression in Ancient West Asia”

Gil Engelstein, Northwestern University, “Split at the Root: The Jewish Question of Gay Liberation, 1970-1990.”

Sheer GanorUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities, “A Place to Misfit Into: Valeska Gert’s Beggar Bar”

Anna Hajkova, University of Warwick, “Quartet: Story of Survival”

Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington, “Transgender People and the Nazi State”

Golan Moskowitz, Tulane University, “Jews and Drag: An American Cultural History, 1900-2020”

Rafe Neis, University of Michigan, “Multiplicity: Jewishness and Gender in Late Ancient West Asia”

Iris Rachamimov, Tel Aviv University, “Coccinellim: The Trans Community and the
Transformations of the Israeli Gender Order in the 1970s and 1980s”

Sivan Rajuan Shtang, Brandeis University, USA; Sapir Academic College and Shenkar Academic College, Israel, “Queer Feminist Mizrahi Art”

Bryan Roby, University of Michigan, “Queer Jewish Futurities in Afro-Asian Israeli Poetry”

Adi Saleem, University of Michigan, “Jews, Muslims, and the Coloniality of Gender and Sexuality”

Simone Stirner, Vanderbilt University, “Give Us Our Roses: Queer Memory after National Socialism”

Max Strassfeld, University of Arizona, “Disciplining Life: The Life Cycle in Rabbinic Literature”

Oren Yirmiya, University of California, Berkeley, “Beyond the “Hoo/Hee” Binary: Studies in Third-Sex, Nonbinary, and Gender-Fluid Hebrew Literature.”