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2021- Member of Research Staff, The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University.
2020-1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University (University Postdoctoral Scholarship, co-sponsored by the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism).
2018-9 Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania.
2017-8 Spinoza Postdoctoral Fellow, School of History / Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa.
2016-7 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Jewish History, MA, PhD, 2017.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Jewish History and Israel Studies, BA, 2006 (Summa cum laude).
GRANTS AND AWARDS:
2020 University Matching Postdoctoral Fellowship for Outstanding Candidates, Tel Aviv University.
2020 Postdoctoral Research Grant, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (as part of preparation of an international collaborative project with ZZF Potsdam and Tel Aviv University).
2018 Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2018 Finalist, Mandel (Scholion) Post-doctoral Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2018 The Frankel-Mendelsohn Prize for an Outstanding PhD Dissertation on East European Jewish History, The Historical Society of Israel.
2017 Postdoctoral Research Grant, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2016 The Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership Graduate Student Award for an Outstanding Scholarly Publication.
2015 Research Grant, Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI).
2014 PhD Fellowship and Research Grant, The Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies.
2014 Research Grant, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2011 Rotenstreich Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students in the Humanities, The Council for Higher Education, Israel.
(2022) “Problems of Discipline: Secondary Education, Activism and the Origins of the Jewish Intelligentsia in the Russian Empire” (forthcoming at the Magnes Press of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; in Hebrew).
II. SCHOLARLY ARTICLES:
(2022) “Zionist Future in Revolutionary Russia: The Weekly “Ha’am” in February-April 1917” (forthcoming; invited article for Imagining the Future in Russia´s February Revolution. Instant Voices in the Press Across the Empire, a collective volume edited by Franziska Schedewie and Dennis Dierks, University of Jena).
2020 “Israelis and Soviet Jews, 1953-1967: Towards a Dialogic Analysis,” in: Tanya Zion-Waldox and Ofir Abu (eds.), World Jewry – Views from Israel, Sde Boker: Ben-Gurion Research
Institute, 2020, pp. 382-400 (In Hebrew).
2019 “Usable Past for an Uncertain Future: On the Historiographical Impulse of the Jewish Intelligentsia in Post-1905 Imperial Russia,” Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 16, 2017 , pp. 15-34.
2019 “A Miracle in Minsk: Secondary Education and Social Mobility in the Pale of Settlement before 1887,” Jewish Social Studies 24, 2, 2019, pp. 135-156.
2017 “Jewish Acculturation in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia: The Case of Yonah Berkhin,” East European Jewish Affairs 47, 1, 2017, pp. 28-44.
2015 “Sha'ul Ginsburg and the Non-Radical Pattern in Jewish-Russian Historiography,” Zion: A Quarterly for Research in Jewish History 80, 4, 2015, pp. 521-549 (in Hebrew).
2009 “The East vs. West Question in Berl Katsenelson's Lectures to the 'Socialist Youth' 1928,” Israelim 2, 2009, pp. 49-71 (in Hebrew).
III. EDITED VOLUMES:
2019 Ziva Galili, Valerii Vasil’ev, Alex Valdman et al. (members of editorial group), Zionist Organizations in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932: A Documentary History, vols. 1-2, Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2019 (in Russian).
IV. SELECTED NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:
(2022) “Soviet Genizah: New Archival Research on the History of Jews in the USSR,” forthcoming at East European Jewish Affairs (book review).
2018 Review of: From Revolution to War: Jewish Politics in Russia, 1907-1914 by Vladimir Levin;
We Were the First: A History of Hibat Zion, 1881-1918 by Yossi Goldstein, Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel – History, Society, Culture 25, 2018, pp. 287-293 (in Hebrew).
2017 Review of: The Making of Jewish Revolutionaries in the Pale of Settlement by Inna Shtakser, Studia Judaica 1(39), 2017, pp. 177-180.
2016 Review of: A Revival of Jewish Youth: Family and Education among Polish Jewry between the World Wars by Ido Bassok, Haaretz Book Review Supplement, 18/03/2016 (in Hebrew).
2014 “From the Shtetl to the University (on A. L. Mandelshtam),” Segula 47, 2014, pp. 70-71 (in Hebrew).
V. WORK IN PROGRESS / UNDER REVIEW:
“School, Empire, and the Provincial Roots of Civil Activism in Late Nineteenth Century Russia” (under review at The Russian Review; submitted in Nov. 2021).
“Foreign Relatives: Israel, USSR and the Idea of Soviet Jewry, 1957-1967” (article; English).