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29 July 2019

Alumna Becomes First Lecturer in Modern Jewish History at Cardiff University

Jaclyn Granick (MA, ’10; PhD ’15) recently started a position as Lecturer in Modern Jewish History at Cardiff University in Wales. 

This is an open-ended, permanent research and teaching position at a UK Russell Group and Red Brick University. She is the very first lecturer in Modern Jewish History at Cardiff, and she will begin by teaching a year-long course to undergraduates on Antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish Experience from 1881-1948. 

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Ms Granick will also be continuing her research on international Jewish history – politics, philanthropy and gender – in the twentieth century. Her first book, International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. Adapted from her doctoral research at the Graduate Institute, this monograph explores the creation of American Jewish humanitarianism – efforts to help Jewish war and pogrom victims and refugees in Eastern Europe and the Middle East – as America itself rose to international pre-eminence in the Great War era. She has also recently been focusing on gender and the international lives of elite Jewish families. She will be co-investigating a collaborative research project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council entitled, “‘Jewish’ country houses – objects, networks, people,” with Professor Abigail Green (PI, Oxford), Dr Tom Stammers (Co-I, Durham), and UK heritage project partners.

After completing a BA at Harvard, Ms Granick earned her MA and PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute. Her PhD was supervised by Professors Davide Rodogno, Pierre-Yves Saunier (Laval), and Amalia Ribi-Forclaz. A Fulbright Scholar and Swiss Government Excellence Scholar during her MA, her PhD was supported by the Davis Foundation and by research fellowships at the Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Archives in the United States. Her PhD thesis was awarded the 2015 Pierre DuBois Prize and received a special mention from the Swiss Network for International Studies in 2016. She has been at St Peter’s College and the History Faculty at the University of Oxford since 2015, first as a Newton International Fellow and then as a Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe Post-Doctoral Fellow.