Prof. Ethan B. Katz
University of Cincinnati
Ethan B. Katz is Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati and a specialist in modern France and its empire and modern Jewish history. Katz is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France (Harvard University Press, 2015). The book won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Writing Based on Archival Material and the David H. Pinkney Prize for the best book in French history, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies, and most recently was named a finalist for the American Library in Paris Book Award, given each year for the most distinguished English-language book about France. Katz is the co-editor of Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) and Colonialism and the Jews (Indiana University Press, forthcoming, 2017). He has published articles in a number of respected journals including Journal of European Studies, Jewish Quarterly Review, Journal of North African Studies, and Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. His work has been supported by many prestigious grants and fellowships, including those from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, the George L. Mosse Program of the University of Wisconsin and the Hebrew University, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he is a fellow of the Yad HaNadiv Beracha Foundation and the Lady Davis Trust of the Hebrew University, as well as visiting scholar at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. He is beginning work on a new book on the Algiers underground during World War II, currently entitled Freeing the Empire: The Jewish Uprising that Helped the Allies Win the War.