Aviva Ben-Ur is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with adjunct appointments in the Department of History and in the Programs in Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature. She specializes in Atlantic Jewish history, slavery studies, and the Ottoman Diaspora and is the author of Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries and Synagogues of Suriname: Essays (Hebrew Union College Press, 2012) and Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname: Epitaphs (Hebrew Union College Press, 2009), both co-authored with Rachel Frankel; Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History (New York University Press, 2009), and Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020). Her current project, funded by the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship, focuses on the ordeal of citizenship in Western Europe as experienced by thousands of Ottoman Jews, Christians, and Muslims during the first half of the twentieth century. She has received fellowships from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The ACLS, the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, and the John Cater Brown Library at Brown University.
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