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Visiting Scholar Professor Ruth Gavison

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies was honored to have Ruth Gavison as a visiting professor in Israel Studies for the Spring 2017 quarter. Professor Gavison, one of Israel's leading intellectuals, is the author of numerous books and articles on judicial activism, constitutional thought, human rights and religion in the public sphere. She is an expert on many of the most pressing legal issues facing the State of Israel.

2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Grace Overbeke, the recipient of the 2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Grace is a student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama, where she is writing a dissertation on the stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll, who was voted the "The Nation's #1 Comedienne" in 1950 but has been largely forgotten by historians of comedy and, in particular, by historians of Jewish comics.