Ethnographic Sketches from the Future of Jewish Studies

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Marcy Brink-Danan; Marcy Brink-Danan

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Meeting; Future

Type: Report

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.