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[AJS Conference Workshop] How to Write an Abstract for an Individual Paper Proposal

How to Write an Abstract (Individual Paper Proposal)

Wednesday, March 3, 11:00 AM EST
Susannah Heschel and Jonathan Gribetz
Moderated by Robin Judd

Join AJS Conference Division Chair Susannah Heschel (Modern Jewish Thought & Theology) and Program Committee Member Jonathan Gribetz for an in-depth workshop about best practices and pitfalls in writing individual conference abstracts. Includes walking through sample abstracts and Q&A.


Susannah Heschel is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on the history of Jewish and Protestant religious thought in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus, The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany, and Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, she and Umar Ryad co-edited, The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism. She is currently writing a book, together with Sarah Imhoff, on Jewish Studies and the Woman Question. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has held fellowships at the National Humanities Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. She has received four honorary degrees and held research grants from the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation.

Susannah is the AJS Division Chair for Modern Jewish Thought & Theology. She also serves on the following Editorial Boards: Journal of Israeli History, History and Theory in the Study of Religion, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Jewish Social Studies, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Yearbook of the Simon Dubnow Institute.


Jonathan Marc Gribetz is Associate Professor in Princeton University's Near Eastern Studies Department and Program in Judaic Studies. Jonathan is the author of Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter and is currently writing a book on the Palestine Liberation Organization think tank's studies of Judaism, Zionism, and Israel. He has been presenting papers at the AJS since 2009 and presently serves on the AJS Program Committee.

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