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The Ohio State University
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Jewish History, European Jews, Holocaust, Gender, Transnational Jewish history, Military History, Warbrides, Rituals, History of Religion
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Robin Judd (Phd, University of Michigan) has served on the faculty of the History Department of the Ohio State University since 2000. A former director of the Graduate Studies Program of the History Department, she also serves as an associate member of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, the Women’s/Gender Studies Department, and the Center for the Study of Religion. Professor Judd is the author of Contested Rituals: Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and German-Jewish Political Life in Germany, 1843-1933 (Cornell University Press) and a number of articles concerning Jewish history, gender history, and ritual behavior.  Judd has received several research fellowships and grants including an ACLS, Fulbright, NEH summer stipend, DAAD, Lady Davis Award, Coca Cola grant for Critical Difference, and the American Historical Association’s Schmidt award. She is the recipient of five teaching awards including the Ohio State University’s Faculty award and the Ohio Academy of History’s Teaching Award.  Judd has served as the chair of the Association for Jewish Studies’ governance committee and its Vice President for Publications. She currently serves as the Association for Jewish Studies’ Vice President of Programming .

Recent Publications
“Central and Western Europe,” in The Cambridge History of Judaism vol. 8., edited by Mitchel Hart and Tony Michels (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 11-42.
“Blood Imagery, Jewish Rituals, and Social Activism,” in Blood: Reflections On What Unites and Divides Us, edited by Anthony Bae and David Feldman (Birkbeck, University of London, 2015), pp. 31-35.
Contested Rituals: Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and German-Jewish Political Life, 1843-1933(Cornell University Press, 2007)
“Moral, Clean Men of the Jewish Faith: Jewish Rituals and their Male Practitioners, 1843-1914,” in Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History, edited by Ben Maria Baaader, Paul Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman (Indiana University Press, 2012), pp. 72-89.
“What’s Love Got To Do With It?  Jewish War Brides, GI Husbands, and Postwar European History,” European Studies Forum28:2 (Autumn 2008): 46-51
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Germany, Netherlands, North America, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Genocide, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Human Rights, Migration & Immigration, Military, Pedagogy, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Women, World War II