Alma Rachel Heckman

User Alma Rachel Heckman

User Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023

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Humanities Division

Jewish Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Acting Director of the Center for Jewish Studies: 2022-2023
Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies
Associate Professor

Faculty

Stevenson College Academic Building
277

Spring 2022: by appointment (email in advance to set up Zoom meeting)

Stevenson Academic Services

Ph.D. in History, UCLA, 2015.

C.Phil. in History, UCLA, 2012.

MA in History, UCLA, 2012.

B.A. in French (major) and Middle Eastern Studies (major), Wellesley College, 2009.

Modern Jewish History

Modern History of North Africa and the Middle East

 

Modern Jewish History

North Africa and the Middle East

Labor History

Transnational Jewish Political Activism

Colonialism

Nationalism

Third Worldism

Syncretism

Fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2018)    

Hellman Fellowship for AY 2017-2018 

Posen Society of Fellows award for 2014-2016

UCLA International Institute International Fieldwork Fellowship for AY 2013-2014

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Bluma Appel Fellowship for AY 2013-2014

 Ralph and Sarah Monkarsh Graduate Fellowship travel grant Summer 2013

American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR) travel fellowship Summer 2013

Takiff Family Foundation Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fall 2013

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Roter Research Travel Grant Summer 2012

FLAS grant to study Hebrew Summer 2011

Chancellor’s Prize to support Summer research 2011 and 2012

Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco, AY 2009-2010

 The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021.

 “Fissures and Fusions: Moroccan Jewish Communists before, during, and after WWII,” in On the Margins of the Holocaust, Sarah Abrevaya Stein and Aomar Boum, Eds. (Stanford University Press, 2019).

“Jewish Radicals of Morocco: Case Study for a New Historiography,” in Jewish Social Studies Vol. 23, No. 30, Spring/Summer 2018: 67-100.

“Multivariable Casablanca: Vichy Law, Jewish Diversity, and the Moroccan Communist Party” in Hespéris-Tamuda special issue “Jews of Morocco and the Maghreb: History and Historiography,” Vol. LI – Fascicule 3, (2016): 13-34. 

 “Packed in Twelve Cases: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair” with Frances Malino in Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture Society n.s. 19, no. 1 (Fall 2012): 53-69.

"Edmond El Maleh". The Literary Encyclopedia. 18 April 2013. [http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13227]

Numerous translations for Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds., Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History of the Ottoman Judeo-Spanish World & Its Diaspora, 1700-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014).

  

"Beyond Casablanca: Jews in Vichy North Africa," Tajine podcast episode 4, Feb. 12, 2014.

http://tajine.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2014/02/casablanca-anniversary-vichy-north-africa.html

 

"Jewish Citizens on Exhibit," Ottoman History Podcast, episode 126, Oct. 17, 2013.

http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2010/09/jewish-education-ottoman-empire-alliance-israelite.html