Associate Professor of Jewish History
Dr. Joshua M. Karlip is Assistant Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. There, he teaches both undergraduate survey courses in Medieval and Modern Jewish History and graduate seminars in his area of expertise, East European Jewish History. Last August, he served as a visiting scholar at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University. In 2010-2011, he held a Natalie and Mendel Racolin Memorial Fellowship at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Before that, in 2009-2010, he served as Harry Starr Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. In 2006, Karlip received his PhD in Jewish History from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he passed his dissertation defense with distinction. His current book, THE TRAGEDY OF A GENERATION: THE RISE AND FALL OF JEWISH NATIONALISM IN EASTERN EUROPE will be published by Harvard University Press in July 2013. Through a case study of the ideological and intellectual journey of three Diaspora Nationalist, Yiddishist intellectuals, the book tells the story of Jewish secular nationalism and its discontents over the first four decades of the twentieth century. Karlip also currently is under contract with Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht Publishers for the book, OYFN SHEYDVEG, AT THE CROSSROADS: JEWISH INTELLECTUALS AND THE CRISIS OF 1939. This book, part of the Academy Project at the Simon Dubnow Institute in Leipzig, will provide a critical edition of the 1939 Yiddish journal, OYFN SHEYDVEG, together with a book-length introduction and a full English translation of the texts. Karlip has published scholarly articles and reviews in both the peer-reviewed journals, JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES, JEWISH HISTORY, EAST EUROPEAN JEWISH AFFAIRS, the SIMON DUBNOW INSTITUTE YEARBOOK and in a collection of scholarly essays. He has presented his research at the annual conferences of the Association for Jewish Studies as well as at international conferences dedicated to the topics of East European Jewry and Jewish Nationalism in both the United States and in Europe. In addition to his recent fellowships, Karlip has been the recipient of other awards, recognizing both his teaching and his scholarship. In 2008, students at Yeshiva University elected him to receive the Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year Award. In 2005-2006, he was a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish History.
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