Ethan Katz, "Jews and Anti-Semites: The Unlikely Uprising in Algiers That Helped the Allies Win the War"

Mar 5, 2018, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
East Pyne 010



Event Description

Ethan Katz is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France (Harvard University Press in 2015), which has received a number of prizes  including the J. Russell Major Prize of the American Historical Association, the David H. Pinkney Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies, and a National Jewish Book Award. He is also the co-editor of three collections: Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times, published by UPenn Press in 2015, Colonialism and the Jews (Indiana University Press, 2017), and most recently, Jews and Muslims in France After Charlie Hebdo and Hyper-Cacher, co-edited with Jonathan Judaken and forthcoming as a special issue of the journal Jewish History. He is currently at work on a new project entitled Freeing the Empire: The Jewish Uprising That Helped the Allies Win the War, about which he'll be speaking this afternoon. He has received a number of prestigious grants and fellowships including a Bourse Chateaubriand from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and fellowships of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation, the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University, and the Lady Davis Trust of the Hebrew University.