A Model Minority? Sephardi Jews in the Late Ottoman Empire

Averroës Lecture Series

A lecture by Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt University)

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
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Julia Phillips Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of two award-winning books: Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), and—together with Sarah Abrevaya Stein of UCLA—Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014). Her articles have appeared in a range of venues, including the American Historical Review, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Jewish Social Studies, Jewish Quarterly Review and AJS Perspectives. Between 2015 and 2017, Cohen served as Sephardi/Mizrahi Division Chair of the Association for Jewish Studies, chair of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association’s Stanley N. Fisher Prize, and board member of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. She is currently beginning three-year terms as a board member of the Association for Jewish Studies, member of the nominating committee of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, and jury member for the American Historical Association’s Dorothy Rosenberg Book Prize in the history of the Jewish diaspora.