Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Events

Politics and Culture–What Intercultural Families Can Tell Us About Jewishness

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Dr. Jennifer Thompson

American Jewish families increasingly include people who are not Jewish, challenging longstanding boundaries between gentiles and Jews. As intercultural families work out how to live amid contrasting sets of identities and practices, they demonstrate how Jews more generally may resolve key questions about what it means to be Jewish in a free and open society. Read more

When Genetics Challenges a Racist’s Identity

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm

When Genetics Challenges a Racist's Identity

Since the advent in the mid-2000s of genetic ancestry tests (GATs) available directly to consumers, researchers have considered what their effects would be on individuals’ conceptions of their own identities and their understanding of race and ethnicity. Read more

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