Scholars

These pages are devoted to the senior and junior scholars - including academics, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students - who studied and continue to study the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life from a variety of disciplinary approaches. 

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Alex Makabeh, UC Berkeley Environmental Science and Pre-Medical major, worked on documenting a collection of over 150 artifacts from Iran. The materials are being inventoried, researched, ...
Anna Bella Korbatov, UC Berkeley class of 2015, studies Political Science. Anna Bella collaborated on a major inventory project devoted to the extensive collection of postcards at The ...
Ava F. Kahn holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She moved to the Bay Area to accept an appointment as Research Associate at the Western Jewish History ...
Christine Liu, double major in History and Economics at UC Berkeley, worked on small archival collections, which document a wide variety of topics, ranging from art collecting in ...
Daniel Fisher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Magnes Graduate Fellow during the 2014-2015 Academic ...
Daniel Viragh is the post-doctoral fellow at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.  He is a modern Jewish historian, and he focuses on Hungarian Jewish history in the Dualist Period ...
Erin Fagin, UC Berkeley History major, applied her knowledge of Yiddish to help catalog circa 100 previously uncatalogued Yiddish books and journals printed in California during the ...
Fred Rosenbaum, an award-winning author, teacher, and educator, is the Founding Director of Lehrhaus Judaica. Rosenbaum has also been a faculty member at the University of San Francisco, San ...
Liora Alban has been involved in archival work at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life since 2012. Her time here has taught her the myriad of ways in which Jewish traditions simultaneously ...
Shalom Sabar is Professor of Jewish Art and Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sabar is the last Jewish baby born and circumcised in the ages old neo-Aramaic speaking Kurdish-Jewish ...
A native of the San Francisco area, Professor Brinner studied at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught Arabic and Islamic studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies from ...
Zoe Lewin, Art History and Rhetoric major at UC Berkeley, researched a collection of nearly 500 postcards and contributed to developing an inventory of these materials, which includes accession ...
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