Based on in-depth interviews with Jewish-American Palestine solidarity activists and systematic study of Jewish solidarity movements in social media, the talk explores new configurations of American Jewish identity.

About the Speaker: Atalia Omer earned her Ph.D. (November 2008) from the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University. Her first book When Peace is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (University of Chicago Press) examines the way the Israeli peace camp addresses interrelationships between religion, ethnicity, and nationality and how it interprets justice vis-à-vis the Palestinian conflict. Omer has published articles in the Journal of the American Academy of ReligionSoundingsJournal of Critical SociologyThe Journal of Political TheologyThe Study of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and The International Journal of Peace Studies. Omer also is the co-author (with Jason A. Springs) of Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, 2013), and co-editor with Scott Appleby and David Little of the Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding (Oxford UP, 2015).

Atalia Omer

(University of Notre Dame)

Sponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

Naftulin Family Lecture on Studies in Jewish Identity