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Julia Cohen on board for Association for Jewish Studies

  Jewish Studies professor Julia Cohen has been named a board member of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). 

Posted on November 14, 2017 in featured, News, , ,

Jews and Muslims: A Modern History (JS1111.09)

Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syallbus: What do you think of when you hear the words … Read more

Posted on February 1, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , , , ,

Perspectives in Modern Jewish History (JS1240)

Catalog Description: Meaning and origins of modern Jewish history from 1492. The diverse experiences of Jewish communities across the globe. Men’s and women’s redefinition of Jewish identity as they confronted modernity. Rise of secular rights for Jews but also of … Read more

Posted on January 23, 2015 in Courses, , , , , , , , ,

Julia Phillips Cohen Wins Two 2014 National Jewish Book Awards

Two 2014 National Jewish Book Awards to Julia Phillips Cohen Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman Honored as Finalist Julia Phillips Cohen has won the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for each of her two new books.  Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700–1950 (Stanford … Read more

Posted on January 14, 2015 in News, , , ,

Jewish Language and Paleography (JS4301)

Catalog Description: Advanced study in a language of the Jewish people with a particular focus on the linguistic and paleographic features that define its cultural context. Each section focuses on one of the following languages: Aramaic, Ladino, Judaeo-Arabic, Rabbinic Hebrew, … Read more

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Courses, , , , ,

Sephardi Lives in Jewish Review of Books

  Cohen’s Sephardi Lives is featured in the fall issue of the Jewish Review of Books. Read more at

Posted on September 17, 2014 in News, , ,

Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950

By Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein. (Stanford University Press, 2014)

This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews. Designed for use in the classroom, these documents offer students an intimate view of how Sephardim experienced the major regional and world events of the modern era. They also provide a vivid exploration of the quotidian lives of Sephardi women, men, boys, and girls in the Judeo-Spanish heartland of the Ottoman Balkans and Middle East, as well as the émigré centers which Sephardim settled throughout the twentieth century, including North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014 in Research, , , , , ,

Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

By Julia Phillips Cohen. (Oxford University Press, 2014)

The Ottoman-Jewish story has long been told as a romance between Jews and the empire. The prevailing view is that Ottoman Jews were protected and privileged by imperial policies and in return offered their unflagging devotion to the imperial government over many centuries. In this book, Julia Phillips Cohen offers a corrective, arguing that Jewish leaders who promoted this vision were doing so in response to a series of reforms enacted by the nineteenth-century Ottoman state: the new equality they gained came with a new set of expectations. Ottoman subjects were suddenly to become imperial citizens, to consider their neighbors as brothers and their empire as a homeland. Read more

Posted on January 8, 2014 in Research, , , , ,

Julia Phillips Cohen

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and History Read more

Posted on July 28, 2013 in Faculty, People,

Last Empire of Islam (HIST 2190)

Catalog Description: The Ottoman “long nineteenth century,” 1789 to 1923. The Reforms (Tanzimat), state patriotism, intercommunal relations, national “awakenings,” and the emergence of a public sphere. Historiographical issues, such as perceptions of the empire as the “Sick Man of Europe” … Read more

Posted on June 5, 2013 in Courses, , , , ,