American Shtetl: My Path in Studying Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Municipality in Suburban New York
7 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2024
UC College of Law, Room 140 UC Uptown Campus, 2925 Campus Green Dr
David Myer, Distinguished Professor of History and holder of the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA
David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor of History and holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He also directs the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate. He is the author or editor of more than fifteen books in the field of Jewish history, including Resisting History: Historicism and its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought (Princeton, 2003), Between Jew and Arab: The Lost Voice of Simon Rawidowicz (Brandeis University Press, 2008), The Stakes of History: The Use and Abuse of Jewish History for Life (Yale University Press, 2018) and The Eternal Dissident: Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman and the Radical Imperative to Think and Act. Most recently, he and Nomi Stolzenberg wrote American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York (Princeton, 2022), which was awarded the 2022 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish studies.