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Julia Phillips Cohen made an editor of Jewish Social Studies

Posted by on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in News.

Julia Phillips Cohen has been made a new editor of the journal Jewish Social Studies, published by Indiana University Press. The latest issue, and first under Cohen’s name, can be accessed here.

Jewish Social Studies plays an important role in advancing the understanding of Jewish life and the Jewish past. Key themes are issues of identity and peoplehood, the vistas opened by the integration of gender as a primary category in the study of history, and the multiplicities inherent in the evolution of Jewish societies and cultures around the world and over time. Regular features include work in anthropology, politics, sociology, religion, and literature, as well as case studies and theoretical discussions, all of which serve to re-chart the boundaries of Jewish historical scholarship.