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AJS Board and Committees

Board of Directors

Officers of the Association for Jewish Studies to serve a two-year term (December 2019–December 2021) until the Annual Meeting in 2021:

  • Noam Pianko (University of Washington) President
  • Robin Judd (Ohio State University) Vice President/Program
  • Jeffrey Shoulson (University of Connecticut) Vice President/Membership and Outreach
  • Laura Leibman (Reed College) Vice President/Publications
  • Kenneth Koltun-Fromm (Haverford College) Secretary/Treasurer

Members of the Board of Directors to serve a three-year term (December 2019–December 2022) until the Annual Meeting in 2022:

  • David Biale (University of California, Davis)
  • Gabriel Finder (University of Virginia)
  • Willa Johnson (University of Mississippi)
  • Shira Kohn (The Dalton School)
  • Eva Mroczek (University of California, Davis)
  • Lisa Silverman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Members of the Board of Directors to serve a three-year term (December 2018–December 2021) until the Annual Meeting in 2021:

  • Rene Bloch (University of Bern)
  • Judith Cohen (York University)
  • Alanna Cooper (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Adam Ferziger (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Martin Kavka (Florida State University)
  • Joshua Shanes (College of Charleston)

Members of the Board of Directors to serve a three-year term (December 2017–December 2020) until the Annual Meeting in 2020:

  • Sarah Bunin Benor (HUC-JIR)
  • Julia Phillips Cohen (Vanderbilt University)
  • Jason Kalman (HUC-JIR)
  • Josh Lambert (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Lori Lefkovitz (Northeastern University)
  • James Loeffler (University of Virginia)

Honorary Directors

  • Christine Hayes (Yale University)
  • Pamela S. Nadell (American University)

Ex officio

  • Carol Bakhos (University of California, Los Angeles), Editor, AJS Review
  • Chaya Halberstam (King’s University College), Editor, AJS Perspectives
  • Adam Shear (University of Pittsburgh), Editor, AJS Review
  • Mira Sucharov (Carleton University), Editor, AJS Perspectives

Committees