Nathan P. Devir New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU


Nathan P. Devir, one of the world’s leading experts on African Jewry, is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah, where he also directs that institution’s Middle East Center/Middle East Studies Program and Religious Studies Program. Devir’s academic research analyzes subjects such as Jewish civilization and history, Israeli society, Hebrew language, African cultures, and general topics surrounding religious and ethnic diversity.

His publications include the following: a monograph, New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization (University of Utah Press, 2017); chapters in The Shadow of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora (eds. Daniel Lis, William F. S. Miles, and Tudor Parfitt, African Academic Press/Marymount Institute Press/Tsehai Publishers, 2016); Becoming Jewish: New Jews and Emerging Jewish Communities in a Globalized World (eds. Netanel Fisher and Tudor Parfitt, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016); and Chaim Potok: Confronting Modernity through the Lens of Tradition (ed. Daniel Walden, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013); and essays in the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Biblical Reception, Jewish Culture and History, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Nashim, Religion and the Arts, Studies in American Jewish Literature, among other scholarly venues. His research on worldwide Judaizing movements has garnered many honors, including awards from the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Earhart Foundation, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Posen Foundation, the Reed Foundation, and the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry.

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