Nathaniel Deutsch


Nathaniel Deutsch is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he holds the Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies. He is also Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Director of the Humanities Institute. His areas of expertise include Jewish Studies and Judaism, Religion and Secularism, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, African American / Black Studies, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ethnography.

His publications include:
“The Lost World of Russia’s Jews: Ethnography and Folklore in the Pale of Settlement,” translated with Noah Barrera (2021)
“The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement” (2011)

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