February 23, 2012, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Humanities Faculty Fellow Lecture Series
SARAH WOBICK-SEGEV, Humanities Faculty Fellow, Jim Joseph Fellow in Judaic Studies
All Fun and Games? Fostering identity among Jewish children in Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg, 1890-1950’s
Respondent: Harvey Teres, Director of the Judaic Studies Program / Professor of English
Sarah Wobick-Segev earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in European Jewish history. She wrote her dissertation, "Make Yourself at Home: Sites of sociability and modes of Jewish belonging in Berlin, Paris and St. Petersburg, 1890-1950", on the reformulation of Jewish identity in the first half of the twentieth century. She has taught "Jews in the City: Imagination and Reality" for the CAS 100 program and "Introduction to Modern European Jewish History" and "People of the Memoir" for the history department and the Judaic Studies program. She is the co-editor of /The Economy in Jewish History/ with Dr. Gideon Reuveni and the author of several articles including “German-Jewish Spatial Cultures: Consuming and Refashioning Jewish Belonging in Berlin, 1890–1910”, in Jewish Longings and Belongings in Modern European Consumer Culture edited by Nils Roemer and Gideon Reuveni (Brill Publishers, 2010), and “Une place pour l’amour? Le mariage juif à Paris et à Berlin dans une ère transitionnelle, 1890-1930” in Expériences croisées. Les juifs de France et d'Allemagne aux XIXe et XXe siècles edited by Heidi Knörzer (Éditions de l’éclat, Spring 2010).
Thursday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. Tolley Humanities Building, Room 304