- PhD Candidate
M.A. History, University of Washington, 2011 , B.A. History and Literature, University of Califorinia at San Diego, 2008
I am at work on a dissertation, Tevye's Ottoman Daughter: Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews in the Shatterzones of Empire, 1882-1923, which follows the saga of Russian Jewish refugees in the Ottoman Empire. I examine the religious and political identities of both Sephardi and Ashkenazi communities on the eve of Turkish and Soviet statehood.