Jeffrey Veidlinger holds the Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University, where he is also Professor of History and Director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program. Professor Veidlinger received his BA from McGill University in 1993 and his PhD in Russian History from Georgetown University in 1998. His expertise is in Russian and Eastern European Jewish History and modern Jewish History. Professor Veidlinger's first book, The Moscow State Yiddish Theater (Indiana University Press, 2000) won a National Jewish Book Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, was a finalist for the George Freedley Memorial Award, and was a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title. His second book, Jewish Public Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Indiana University Press, 2009) received a Canadian Jewish Book Award and the I. J. Segal Award. Professor Veidlinger co-directs the Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (AHEYM - the acronym means "homeward" in Yiddish), and is currently working on a book and film project entitled In the Shadow of the Shtetl. In 2006, Professor Veidlinger was named a Top Young Historian by History News Network.
Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair - 2007