Jeffrey Veidlinger

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Jeffrey Veidlinger

Professor, History and Judaic Studies

Office Location(s): 2529 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.647.4885
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • CREES, History, Judaic Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • History of East European and Russian Jewry, modern Jewish history, modern Russian history
  • About

    Jeffrey Veidlinger is the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is an expert in modern Russian and Eastern European Jewish history and was named a “Top Young Historian” by the History News Network in 2006. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (2000), which won a National Jewish Book Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award for Theatre Scholarship and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. His book Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire (2009) won the Abe and Fay Bergel Award in Scholarship at the Canadian Jewish Book Awards, as well as the J. I . Segal Award. His just-released book, In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine (2013), is based on some 400 interviews with Yiddish-speakers conducted in the small towns of Eastern Europe. His work has been recognized through research grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is currently working on a project about Jewish migration, population displacement and border crossings.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., History, Georgetown University, 1998