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Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic StudiesProfessor, Political Science
Office Location(s): 7759 Haven Hall734.763.4393
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Zvi Gitelman studies ethnicity and politics, especially in former Communist countries, as well as Israeli politics, East European politics, and Jewish political thought and behavior. His most recent book is Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: An Uncertain Ethnicity, published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. It draws on two large surveys that he conducted with two colleagues in Russia. Gitelman’s current projects are two edited volumes, on the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora (Rutgers University Press, 2016) and on Jewish literature in the interwar (1918-1939) period (Yale University Press, 2016). He is writing a book on ethnic relations in the Soviet armed forces and the partisans during the war, and Soviet policy regarding the Holocaust. It is based on hundreds of oral testimonies of Soviet Jewish veterans of World War Two, and on Soviet archives.
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