Ethnographic Sketches from the Future of Jewish Studies
Publication Date: January 2008
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2008, pp.42-44.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Meeting; Future
Coverage: Michigan United States Michigan United States
The author discusses the first American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR) Workshop for Early Career Faculty in Jewish Studies, a conference of untenured professors which took place at the University of Michigan in May of 2007. She discusses common concerns and trends affecting Judaic Stuides professors, including the complexities relating to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, and the need to rethink the internal and external boundaries of the field.