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Orit Bashkin: The Farhud – Gender, Memory, Reconstruction

May 13 @ 10:40 am  |  Social Sciences 2, Room 71


Orit Bashkin will give her lecture, entitled The Farhud – Gender, Memory, Reconstruction on Monday, May 13 at 10:40am in Soc Sci II Rm 71. This guest lecture is a part of UCSC’s class, The Holocaust: A Global History, taught by Nathaniel Deutsch and Alma Rachel Heckman.

Orit Bashkin is Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University (2004), and her BA (1995) and MA (1999) from Tel Aviv University. Her publications deal with Iraqi history, Middle Eastern and Ottoman Jewry, Arab cultural revival movements, and the connections between history, memory, and literature. She authored three books published by Stanford University Press: Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel (2017); New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq (2012); The Other Iraq – Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq (2009). She coedited Jews and Journeys: Travel and the Performance of Jewish Identity, with Joshua Levinson (U of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).


May 13
10:40 am