Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir
Dina Danon, Binghamton University, SUNY
February 1, 2021 · 12:00 pm—1:30 pm EST · via Zoom
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Opening seminar in Spring’21 NES Virtual Seminar Series
Respondent: M. Sukru Hanioglu (Near Eastern Studies)
Dina Danon is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University. She holds a doctorate in History from Stanford University. She is the author of The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History (Stanford University Press, 2020). Her work on Ottoman Sephardi Jewry has previously appeared in the International Journal of Turkish Studies. She was recently a fellow at the Katz Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she began work on a new project on the marketplace of matchmaking, marriage, and divorce in the eastern Sephardi diaspora. She is currently at work, with Nancy Berg, on a co-edited volume entitled Jews and Muslims in the Modern Age: Place, Language, and Memory.