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Journal for Jewish Studies

Editor In Chief: Klaus Hödl
Edited by: Jonathan Skolnik, Asher D. Biemann,  and Andreas Brämer
Editorial Board: Steven E. Aschheim, Alfred Bodenheimer, Judith Frishman, Mark H. Gelber, Sander L. Gilman, Mary Gluck, Gerhard Langer, Michael A. Meyer, Yfaat Weiss, Liliane Weissberg, Manuela Consonni, Ulrich Wyrwa, Jack Jacobs, David N. Myers, Victor Karady, András Kovacs, Joachim Schlör,  and Jonathan Aaron Boyarin
  • “transversal” aims to become a leading voice in Jewish cultural studies
  • Special focus on the complexity of Jewish/non-Jewish relations
  • The forum section of the open access journal will inspire dialogue in the field

Jewish Studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field. In this context, it is often stressed that the experiences of the Jews, e.g. in the areas of migration or multiple identities, can be considered paradigmatic also to the non-Jewish world. As a new journal in the field, “transversal” aspires to transcend disciplinary and methodological boundaries and to strengthen Jewish Studies as a central discipline in the humanities. While “transversal” invites contributions from a broad range of topics, it remains committed to the methods and approaches of cultural studies focusing on the exchange between Jewish and non-Jewish spheres of culture and its mutually constitutive effects. The new open access journal also offers an online forum for socially relevant and controversial topics relating to Jewish history and the presence of Jewish culture. In addition, scholars are welcome to comment on articles published in transversal and to open new conversations on timely subjects.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

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Klaus Hödl (Editor in Chief, University of Graz, Austria)
Jonathan Skolnik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Asher Bieman (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA)
Andreas Brämer (Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg, Germany)

Editorial Board:

Steven E. Aschheim (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Alfred Bodenheimer (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University, USA
Judith Frishman (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
Mark Gelber (Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
Sander L. Gilman (Emory University, Atlanta, USA)
Mary Gluck (Brown University, Providence, USA)
Jack Jacobs (CUNY, New York, USA)
Marion Kaplan (New York University, USA)
Victor Karady (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)
András Kovács (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)
Gerhard Langer (University of Vienna, Austria)
David N. Myers (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Michael A. Meyer (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, USA)
Alvin Rosenfeld (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)
Joachim Schlör (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Yvaat Weiss (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Ulrich Wyrwa (Center for Research in Antisemitism, Berlin, Germany)

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