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Avery Weinman



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Email    averyweinman@ucla.edu
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Avery Weinman's main areas of focus are modern Jewish history, Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies, Israel Studies, the modern Middle East and North Africa, and the intellectual history of Zionism.

Avery Weinman is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also the UCLA Younes and Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Harry C. Sigman Graduate Fellow, and a host for the New Books Networks’ podcast series in Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Israel Studies. In general, she studies Jewish history in the modern Middle East and North Africa. In particular, she researches Sephardi and Mizrahi youth in the Irgun and Lehi in British Mandatory Palestine and the greater Levant, with interest in how they conceived of discourses of belonging, indigeneity, and their role as one front in a global revolt against the British Empire.

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Field of Study

Jewish

Subfield

Israel Studies; Sephardic/Mizrahi Studies; modern Middle Eastern history; modern Jewish history; the intellectual history of Zionism

Research

BA Thesis, "Reverberations from 'The Earthquake': Collective Memory and Why Mizrahi Israelis Vote for the Israeli Right"

Grants and Awards

Sigman Graduate Fellow, UCLA Younes & Soraya Center for Israel Studies (2020-2021; 2021-2022)

Linda Peterson Award in Intellectual History, The University of California, Santa Cruz (2019)

Hitchcock Award for Overall Best Essay, The University of California, Santa Cruz (2019)

Dean's Undergraduate Research Award, The University of California, Santa Cruz (2019)

Undergraduate Research Fellowship, The Humanities Institute, The University of California, Santa Cruz (2018)

Conference Presentations

2019 UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies, "'A Likud Stronghold and That Is How it Will Remain': The Israeli Right and Mizrahi Israeli Identity"

2019 UCSC History Department Undergraduate Showcase, "Reverberations from 'The Earthquake': Collective Memory and Why Mizrahi Israelis Vote for the Israeli Right"

2019 The Humanities Institute Humanities Spring Awards "Reverberations from 'The Earthquake': Collective Memory and Why Mizrahi Israelis Vote for the Israeli Right"

Advisors

David Myers, Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Degrees

BA in History, summa cum laude, The University of California, Santa Cruz (2019)