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St. Mary's College of Maryland
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Argentina, immigration, Jewish Latin America, Jewish Youth
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I am a historian of Jewish immigration to Argentina in particular, and to Latin America in general. I study the way in which Jews shaped their lives, becoming part of, and contributing to the growth of, the countries of their choice.  I am currently finishing a book on Jewish Argentine youth, and their participation in Zionist movements.

Recent Publications
(with Raanan Rein) “On Kosher Hamburgers, Yiddish Tangos and Non-Affiliated Jews: Writing Jewish Latin America into the Americas,” American Jewish History 103:3 (2019).

“The Fight Against “Guefilte Fish”: Asserting Sephardic Culinary Repertoires Among Argentine Jews in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century,” in Hasia Diner and Simone Cinotto, eds., Global Jewish Foodways: A History (Nebraska University Press, 2018)

Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Constructing Community and National Identity, 1880-1960 (Indiana University Press, 2016)

“Belonging to Many Homes: Argentine Sephardi Youth in Buenos Aires and in Israel, 1956-1976,” in Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century, edited by David Pomfret and Richard Jobs, 213-35, (Palgrave, 2015)

Co-editor of Journal of Jewish Identities special issue on “Jewish Youth in the Global 1960s” (July 2015)

“Argentine Sephardi Youth: Between Aliyah and Activism, 1960-1970,” Journal of Jewish Identities 8:2 (2015), special issue on Jewish Youth in the Global 1960s, 113-135.

Brodsky, Adriana, and Raanan Rein, eds. The New Jewish Argentina: Facets of Jewish Experiences in the Southern Cone (Brill, 2012.)  Winner of the 2013 Latin American Jewish Studies Association Best Book Award.

Co-editor of Journal of Jewish Identities 5:1 (2012) special issue “Jewish Latin American Identity and Cultural Production.”

“‘Miss Sefaradí’, and ‘Queen Esther’: Sephardim, Zionism, and ethnic and national identities in Argentina, 1933-1971,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe 23:1 (2012), pp. 35-60.

“Educating Argentine Jews: Sephardim and their schools, 1920s-1960s,” in Amalia Ran, ed., Returning to Babel: Jewish Latin American Experiences and Representations (Brill Press, 2011)

“Trabajando por el Estado de Israel: Los Sefaradíes de la Argentina y el Sionismo, 1910-1960,” Sefárdica No. 17 (2008), pp. 71-79.

“Re-configurando Comunidades:  Judíos Sefaradíes/Arabes in Argentina, 1900-1950,” in Árabes y judíos en Iberoamérica: similitudes, diferencias y tensiones(Dykinson, Madrid, 2008)



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration