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Eli Rosenblatt

Eli Rosenblatt

Eli Rosenblatt is a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, following a year as a postdoctoral Fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Michigan.

His 2017 PhD dissertation, Enlightening the Skin: Travel, Racial Language and Rabbinic Intertextuality in Modern Yiddish Literature, examines the politics and form of Jewish travel narrative in Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. His most recent publication, about the first Yiddish adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, appears in Judaism and the Economy: A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2018.) Currently, he is at work on a book about Jewish literature and racial politics in four urban complexes: Paramaribo, Kiev, Johannesburg, and Chicago.

He was a Magnus Fellow at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and has led seminars at Berkeley, George Washington University, and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Jewish Studies

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY


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