UCLA » College » Social Sciences » History


  • Jessica Goldberg: Ph.D., Columbia University. 2006
    Medieval History; Jewish History; History of Medieval Trade, Business, and Industry; Definitions of Regions and Regional Identity in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
    310-267-5942; goldberg@history.ucla.edu
  • David N. Myers: Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
    Jewish, Europe, Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History; History of Jewish Historiography
    310-825-3780; myers@history.ucla.edu
  • Sarah Abrevaya Stein: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999
    Jewish, Europe, Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History; History of Jewish Historiography
    310-825-4153; sstein@history.ucla.edu

Emeritus Faculty


The Jewish history field at UCLA aims to provide students with a broad training in Jewish intellectual, cultural, and social history. Students can draw on the riches of a large and diverse History Department as well as a nationally recognized Center for Jewish Studies.

Faculty members in the Jewish history field are Jessica Goldberg, associate professor of medieval history and the current field coordinator; David N. Myers, professor of Jewish history; and Sarah Abrevaya Stein, professor of history and Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies.

Students in this program can acquire familiarity with all periods of Jewish history, from antiquity to the modern age. At the same time, faculty members believe strongly that Jewish history is best studied in its various historical contexts. Consequently, students are required to pursue course work in both Jewish history and fields related to their particular area of focus (e.g., Ancient, Medieval, European, Middle Eastern, American).


Incoming graduate students are expected to have a strong background in Jewish history or related fields, as well as competence in one or more foreign languages.

For further information about our program, please contact the History Graduate Office at gradoffice@history.ucla.edu.

Program Requirements 

For information regarding the degree requirements for the History Department, please click here.

For more information regarding the program requirements, please visit: https://grad.ucla.edu/programs/social-sciences/history/