Vladyslava Moskalets is a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar at Nortwestern University, working on a research project entitled “Empowered and impoverished: Economic transformations of East European Jews in the Age of Capitalism.” She is Coordinator of the Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Ukraine at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. She received her PhD in 2017 from Jagiellonian University, Kraków, with a dissertation on “Jewish Industrial Elites in Drohobych and Boryslav, 1860-1900.” Her academic interests include: social and economic history of Jews, urban history, heritage and memory studies, and Yiddish literature.
Eli Rosenblatt received his PhD in Jewish Studies from UC-Berkeley in 2017. His dissertation, titled “Enlightening the Skin: Travel, Racial Language and Rabbinic Intertextuality in Modern Yiddish Literature,” examines the politics and form of Jewish travel narrative in Eastern Europe and Southern Africa. His most recent publication, about the first Yiddish adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, appears in “Judaism and the Economy: A Sourcebook” (Routledge, 2018.) Currently, Eli is at work on a book about Jewish literature and racial politics in four urban complexes: Paramaribo, Kiev, Johannesburg and Chicago. He has led seminars at Berkeley, George Washington University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.Back to top