Tuesday, March 5, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am
Session 2: African Americans and Jews Navigating a White Christian World
Chair: Hilit Surowitz-Israel
, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Rutgers University NB

“The Inner African: Blacks, Jews and the Problem of the Color Line”
Donavan Ramon, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

“Black Jews and the Problem of Ortho-Ethnicity”
Andre Brooks-Key,  Claflin University

 “Interracial and Interfaith Intimacies: Black and Jewish Romantic Relationships in the Black Freedom Movement”
Traci Parker, University of California Davis

Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan College

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Session 3: Literary Representations and Responses to European Antisemitism and White America 

Chair: Justin Cammy, Smith College; Aresty Vistiing Scholar, Bildner Center

“Lorraine Hansberry, the Holocaust, and the Countercultural Left in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.”
Allison Schachter, Vanderbilt University

“Tense, afraid, nervous, hysterical, and restless, Native Son and the Jewish Bigger Thomas”
 Ben Ratskoff, Hebrew Union College - LA

“Ain’t no such thing as a white Jew”: Understanding the Jew in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Rachel Gordon, University of Florida-Gainesville

Michelle Stephens, Founding Director, ISGRJ, Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University

1:30-3:00 pm
Chair: James Goodman
, Distinguished Professor, Department of Africana Studies, English, History-Rutgers Newark

“Israel/Palestine as Black-Jewish Flashpoint”
Cheryl Greenberg, Trinity College

“1967's Unclaimed Experience: Philip Roth's Newark and the Legacy of Angela Davis”
Aimee Pozorski, Professor of English, Coordinator of the Racial Justice Certificate, and Co-Editor of Philip Roth Studies, Central Connecticut State Univeristy

“‘We Should Have Had a 'Nuernberg' After the Civil War’: At the Intersection of Holocaust Reckoning and African-American Civil War Memory”
 Anna Duensing, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia-Charlottesville

David Greenberg, Professor, History and Journalism & Media Studies, Rutgers University-NB