Eastern Michigan University

Faculty Accomplishments

 

Carla Damiano, Department of World Languages

  • Will present a paper, "A Particularly German Act of Holocaust Remembrance: 'Defying the Silence'—The Public Readings from Walter Kempowski's Echolot Works," in Krakow, Poland September 27-29, 2013
  • Was selected as a fellow for the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, "Teaching About the Holocaust Through Eyewitness Testimony: Using Interviews and Memoirs in the Classroom," US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2011.

Raymond Rosenfeld, Department of Political Science

  • Selected as a fellow for the Schusterman Summer Institute for Israel Studies (Brandeis University/Jerusalem/Tel Aviv), 2011.

Mark Whitters, Department of History and Philosophy

  • Selected as a fellow for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty on The Overlooked Revolution: The Shift of Catholic Teaching on the Jews since Vatican II, 2013.
  • Selected to present a paper, "Ezra as Persianized Progenitor in Nehemiah 8:1-12," at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, December 15-17, 2013.

Jessica 'Decky' Alexander, Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

  • Selected to speak at the Ann Arbor Jewish Federation's Women's Event. Her presentation was titled, 'Representin' What Does it Mean to be the Only Jew in the Room?' March 2012.

Jesse Kauffman, Department of History and Philosophy

  •  Will travel to Poland to research his book, The Elusive Alliance: War, State Building, and the Search for Order in German-Occupied Poland, 1915-1918, particularly two central chapters dealing with the situation of Polish Jews between the World Wars.

The Jewish Studies is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold