Stanford University Press is excited to announce the new editors for our series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture:
David Biale & Sarah Abrevaya Stein
David and Sarah bring wide-ranging and wonderfully complementary expertise in Jewish Studies to their new posts. Through their own scholarship, they have demonstrated a commitment to a broadly comparative approach to Jewish Studies, bringing the field into productive dialogue with the newest concepts and methods in the historical discipline. David and Sarah will bring this approach to the series to publish books that speak compellingly to a wide audience of scholars and students.
As many of you are aware, Aron Rodrigue and Steven Zipperstein recently stepped down as series editors after two decades of service. Since the inception of the series Steve and Aron have been essential in establishing the series as a home for the finest scholarship on Jewish history and culture. The series published some eighty books under their direction and received numerous awards and accolades.
We are confident that Sarah and David will continue this legacy and will usher in projects that will make long-lasting contributions to scholarship. Stanford University Press is eager to collaborate with them on innovative, ambitious, and influential publications. We extend to them a warm and enthusiastic welcome and hope you will do so as well.
David Biale is the Emmanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at the University
of California, Davis and the Director of the Davis Humanities Institute. His research interests center on Jewish intellectual and cultural history, European intellectual history, and the history of religion. He is the author or editor of ten books, three of which have won National Jewish Book Awards. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Jewish Studies for the Oxford Bibliographies online, editor of the Norton Anthology of the World Religions: Judaism, and project director of a multi-author work on the history of Hasidism.
Sarah Abrevaya Stein is Professor of History and Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies, as well as Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs of the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her scholarship explores Jewish cultural diversity in the modern period, ranging across the British and French imperial, Russian, American, Ottoman and wide Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African settings. She is the author of two award-winning solo-authored books and co-editor of two publications in Stanford's Jewish Studies series: A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Landino Memoir of Sa'adi Besalal a-Levi (co-edited with Aron Rodrigue, 2012) and Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950 (co-edited with Julia Philips Cohen, 2014). A third book, Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria, will be published in 2014 with University of Chicago Press.