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Aviva Ben-Ur

Aviva Ben-Ur is Assistant Professor in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Adjunct Assistant Professor in both the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of History. An American Jewish historian specializing in Ladino and Sephardic Studies, she is currently writing a history of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in the United States. She is the author of A Ladino Legacy: The Judeo-Spanish Collection of Louis N. Levy (2001) and co-author, with Rachel Frankel, of Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries and Synagogue of Suriname (Hebrew Union College Press, forthcoming). Her articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as Journal of Southern History, American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, Jewish History, Journal of Jewish Studies, Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, Pakn Treger (National Yiddish Book Center), Aki Yerushalayim: Revista Kultural Djudeo-espanyola, Hasidic Historical Review, and Kolor: Journal on Moving Communities.

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