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Sebastian Schulman
Research Associate Jewish Studies

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Sebastian Schulman is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Indiana University. A scholar of modern Jewish history and culture, he specializes in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, contemporary Hasidic society, and other topics. He regularly teaches courses in Jewish and Russian history and Yiddish culture at Smith College, Hampshire College, and the Yiddish Book Center. His current research combines ethnographic fieldwork and archival materials, investigating Jewish religious practice in postwar Moldova from a transnational perspective.

From 2012-2015, Sebastian directed translation initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. An accomplished literary translator from Yiddish and other languages, he has designed and led translation workshops and other programming in a variety of contexts. His scholarly writing, translations, and other publications can be found in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, The Dirty Goat, Forward, and elsewhere.