The Division for Advancement and External Relations  

 
JONATHAN  DEKEL-CHEN,  SENIOR LECTURER IN RUSSIAN STUDIES AND CONTEMPORARY JEWRY 
Status : ACTIVE Birth place : USA
Office Phone: 02-588-1948 Fax: 02-588-1950
E-Mail: dekelchen@mscc.huji.ac.il
U.R.L: http://pluto.huji.ac.il/~dekelchen/index.html
 
Department Faculty  
HARMAN INSTITUTE 0F CONTEMPORARY JEWRY FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
HISTORY FACULTY OF HUMANITIES Dept. Description
LEONID NEVZLIN RESEARCH CENTER FOR RUSSIAN & EAST Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. BRANDEIS UNIV. 2002
 
Academic Position   Year
SENIOR LECTURER 2009
LECTURER 2004
ADJUNCT LECTURER 2002
 
Administrative Position   From To
Academic Chairman, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian & 2009
East European Jewry.
Director, Leonid Nevzlin Research Center 2003 2008
Director, Academic Programs, Vidal Sassoon International Center 2002 2003
for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA).
Academic Director, Bachelor Degree Division, Rothberg Int. School 2012 2013
Chair, Dept. of Jewish History & Contemporary Jewry 2013 2014
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Editor, Annual Report, 2002. Sassoon Center for the
Study of Antisemitism (SICSA);
Assistant Editor, Annual Report, 2003, SICSA.
Member, Academic Advisory Council of the Archives of the
Amer. Soviet Jewry Movement at Amer. Jewish Histor. Soc.,
since 2007.
 
Research Interests
Modern European history and politics.
History and politics of late Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.
Modern East European and American-Jewish history and politics.
International relations. Agricultural history of the Jewish people.
Philanthropy.
 
Research Projects
Colonies restored: Atlas of Jewish Agricultural Settlement in the
A world of good: Jewish philanthropy and politics in Russia and the
The East European Jewish Diaspora, 1850-2010.
Inter-University cooperation in Russian and East European Studies.
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
Activism as engine: Jewish internationalism, 1880s-1980s. In: 2012
Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East 2010
The gentle totalist. 2010
Crimea 2008: A lesson about uses and misuses of history. 2009
A Common Camp: Cooperation in Jewish Agricultural Settlement, 2008
Jewish Agrarianization, 1804-1945. (Special double issue) 2007
'New' Jews of the agricultural kind: A case of Soviet interwar 2007
Jewish agricultural settlement in the interwar period: A balance 2007
Agricultural settlement in the Black Sea region: A lost chapter 2006
Agrarnaia kolonizatsiia: na peresechenii vnutrennei 2005
Du colporteur au fermier: images des juifs en Union Sovi?tique 2005
Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and 2005
Nevoroiatnyi treugol'nik: filantropy, komissary i amerikanskaia 2004
Up from the 'Ash Heap'?: A lost chapter of interwar Jewish 2003
Farmers, philanthropists, and Soviet authority: Rural Crimea and 2003
An unlikely triangle: Philanthropists, commissars, and American 2003
Annual Report, 2002. Jerusalem, Sassoon Intl. Center 2002
Shopkeepers and Peddlers into Soviet Farmers: Jewish 2001
Soviet Jewish agricultural colonists, 1937-1945. 2001

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