The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies with The University of Arizona welcomes you to attend The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series with Prof. Eric L. Goldstein, Ph.D., Judith London Evans Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Assoc Prof of History and Jewish Studies, Emory University.
When: December 8, 2021
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM (AZ Time)
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Lecture Title: "The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity"
What has it meant to be Jewish in a nation organized around the categories of "Black" and "White"? Are the descendants of European Jews in the United States a minority group or part of the privileged majority? This program will trace the complicated history of Jews' encounter with American racial culture from the beginning of mass Jewish immigration in the 19th century to the recent protest movements for racial justice.
Prof. Eric L. Goldstein, Ph.D., is Judith London Evans Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, where he is also Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies. He is the author of The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity (Princeton University Press, 2006) and, with Deborah R. Weiner, On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). From 2007 to 2012, he was the editor of the scholarly journal American Jewish History.
For more lecture information visit: https://judaic.arizona.edu/jus-calendar