Background

Founded in 2013, the Polish Jewish Studies Initiative (PJSI) is an international, interdisciplinary forum for scholars involved in research and teaching at the intersection of Polish and Jewish studies. This collaboration has generated an annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop (PJSW) that brings together scholars, public intellectuals, artists, and cultural workers to identify new theoretical and methodological developments in the field of Polish Jewish Studies; to help scholars keep abreast of each other’s work across linguistic and continental divides; and to consider new vocabularies and research strategies in a hybrid and transnational cultural landscape.

The PJSI Advisory Committee welcomes inquiries from institutions and organizations interested in applying to host the annual international Polish Jewish Studies Workshop. 

PJSI Advisory Committee: 

  • Irena Grudzinska-Gross, Princeton University
  • Jessie Labov, Central European University
  • Karen Underhill, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan