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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2644-0598
  • eISSN: 2644-061X
  • Keywords: Latin America, Jewish Studies, Judaism, Diaspora, Jewish history, humanities, social sciences
  • First Issue: Vol 1.2 (Spring 2022)
  • Frequency: Twice Annually

Description

Latin American Jewish Studies is the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA). The journal publishes original scholarship on Jews, Jewishness, and Judaism within the context of Latin America and the Caribbean from the perspective of a broad array of disciplines in the arts, humanities, history, social sciences, and communications. Its mission is to advance the scholarly study of the Jewish experience and presence throughout the Américas through a variety of methodologies and theoretical and conceptual approaches. Latin American Jewish Studies invites contributions from all scholars working in the broadly defined, multidisciplinary field of Latin American Jewish Studies. Submissions are accepted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. All articles will undergo a rigorous, double-blind peer-review process. The journal also publishes book reviews on recent scholarship in the field.

Spanish

Latin American Jewish Studies es una revista interdisciplinaria de la Asociación de Estudios Judíos Latinoamericanos (LAJSA), la cual cuenta con un proceso de evaluación por parte de pares. Publica trabajos originales sobre judíos, judeidad y judaísmo en América Latina y el Caribe, a partir de un abordaje desde diversas disciplinas, incluyendo artes, humanidades, historia, ciencias sociales y comunicación. Su misión es promover el estudio académico de la experiencia y la presencia judías en las Américas, a partir de una variedad de metodologías y aproximaciones teóricas y conceptuales. Latin American Jewish Studies invita a todos/as l/as investigadores/as que trabajan dentro del amplio y multidisciplinario campo de los estudios judíos latinoamericanos, a enviar sus contribuciones. Se aceptan trabajos en inglés, español y portugués. Todos los artículos se evaluarán rigurosamente mediante un proceso de doble referato ciego. Asimismo, la revista acepta reseñas de libros sobre investigaciones recientes dentro de este campo.

Portuguese
Latin American Jewish Studies é uma revista interdisciplinar com pareceristas doutorados, ligada à Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA, a Associação de Estudos Judaicos Latino-Americanos). A revista publica pesquisa original sobre judeus, judaiedade e judaísmo dentro do contexto da América Latina e do Caribe na perspectiva de várias disciplinas nas artes, letras, história, ciências sociais e comunicações. O objetivo da revista é promover a pesquisa acadêmica sobre a experiência e a presença judia nas Américas sob as mais variadas metodologias e abordagens teóricas e conceptuais. A Latin American Jewish Studies solicita contribuições de quaisquer pesquisadores no campo interdisciplinar de estudos judaicos latino-americanos amplamente definido. Serão aceitos trabalhos em inglês, espanhol e português, que serão submetidos a um sistema rigoroso de parecer duplo cego. A revista também aceita resenhas de livros recentes no campo.

Editorial Details

Editor-in-Chief
Darrell B. Lockhart (University of Nevada, Reno)

Review Editor
Nora Glickman (Queens College/Graduate Center, CUNY)

Editorial Boards

  • Margalit Bejarano (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Adriana M. Brodsky (St. Mary’s College of Maryland)
  • Malena Chinski (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales [EHESS], Paris)
  • Evelyn Dean-Olmsted (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras)
  • Monica Grin (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Ariana Huberman (Haverford College)
  • James Hussar (California State University, Fullerton)
  • Emmanuel Kahan (IDIHCS/CONICET-NEJ/IDES, Argentina)
  • Misha Klein (University of Oklahoma)
  • Laura Limonic (College of Old Westbury, SUNY)
  • Naomi Lindstrom (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Amalia Ran (Tel Aviv University)
  • Jacobo Sefamí (University of California, Irvine)
  • Stephen Silverstein (Baylor University)
  • Susana Skura (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • Lillian M. Wohl (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Natasha Zaretsky (New York University; Center for the Study of
  • Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University)

Current Issue

Volume 1.2 (Fall 2022)
Special Issue in Honor of David William Foster

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to the Special Issue in Honor of David William Foster Stephen Silverstein

ARTICLES

Sobre David W. Foster
Ana María Shua

Is Yiddish Literature from Argentina Argentine Literature?
Kehos Kliger, World Poet and Translator of Martín Fierro
Alan Astro

Literary Perceptions of Jewish Gauchas in the Argentine Farming Colonies
Nora Glickman

Entre Shtetl y Colonia: Sholem Aleichem, Alberto Gerchunoff, and the Image of Loss
Yitzhak Lewis

Spectral Illuminations: Leonardo Padura’s Herejes (2013)
Stephen Silverstein

Ansina by Myriam Moscona: Science, Magic, and Visionary Poetry
Naomi Lindstrom

Singing the 1930s Doldrums: Jevel Katz’s Argentine Yiddish Parodies
Patricia G. Nuriel

BOOK REVIEWS

Sarah Philips Casteel and Heidi Kaufman eds.
Caribbean Jewish Crossings: Literary History and Creative Practice
Reviewed by Stephanie M. Pridgeon

Ana E. Shaposchnik.
The Lima Inquisition: The Plight of Crypto-Jews
in Seventeenth-Century Peru

Reviewed by Mariana C. Zinni

Contributors

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 2.1 (Spring 2023)

Introduction. Jews and Migration in Latin America: Human Mobility, Uprootedness, and Embeddedness
Judit Bokser Liwerant, Universidad Nacional Auntónoma de México
Sergio DellaPergola, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

MIGRATION, INTEGRATION, AND COMMUNITY

From the Minyan to the Establishment of the Kehillah: The Construction of the Ashkenazi Jewish Community of Costa Rica (1917–1940)
Ricardo A. Pérez-Navarro, University of Costa Rica (UCR)

Emprendedores sin capital: inmigrantes judíos y la industria textil argentina, 1930–1945
Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University
Igal Aisenberg, Tel Aviv University

Mobility and Cosmopolitanism: A Story of Jewish Belonging and the Americas’ Becoming
Dalia Wassner, Brandeis University

THE ISRAELI FACTOR IN LATIN AMERICAN JEWISH MIGRATIONS

Latin American Decline and Jewish Migration to Israel: The Case of Argentina
Adrian Krupnik, Brandeis University

Correntinos in Israel
Fanny Ran, independent scholar

Brazilians in Israel: Memories and Diversity
Adriana Russi, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Debi Yehoshafat, Ben Gurion University
Ruth Kark, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Noam Levin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Carlos Alberto Póvoa, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Relocation of Life and Redefinition of Identities: Israelis in Mexico as a Case Study
Perla Aizencang Kane, Universidad Hebraica, Mexico City

CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

“Un peligro difuso”: On Remembering Yiddish in Post-Dictatorship Argentina
Amy Kerner, University of Texas at Dallas

The Feminine Jewish Turn in Gloria Gervitz’s Migraciones
Karem Lissette Delgado, University of California, Irvine

Immigrants, the Jewish Mafia, and Prostitute Traffic: The Reconstruction of the Past in the Telenovela Argentina: tierra de amor y venganza
Gabriela Jonas Aharoni, Sapir College

ART AS A PERSONAL TESTIMONY

Nostalgia and Longing: History through Images
Mirta Kupferminc, Memory Studies Association

List of Authors

Previous Issue

Volume 1.1 (Spring 2022)
Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Jewish Studies

INTRODUCTION

Introduction to Special Issue on Gender and Sexuality in Latin American Jewish Studies
Adriana M. Brodsky and Dalia Wassner

ARTICLES

“Viejas pisadas”: Activating Postvernacular Ladino in the Works of Myriam Moscona
Katharine G. Trostel

Jewish Brazilian Post-Holocaust Fiction: The Body as a Source of Polymorphous Memory Discourse in Cíntia Moscovich’s Por que sou gorda, mamãe?
Joanna M. Moszczyńska

Mujeres errantes: Cuerpo, género y política revolucionaria en el cine judío latinoamericano
Stephanie Pridgeon

The Symmetry of Desire in Uma leve simetria by Rafael Bán Jacobsen
Darrell B. Lockhart

BOOK REVIEWS

Kaminsky, Amy K.
The Other/Argentina: Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation
Reviewed by Darrell B. Lockhart

Strejilevich, Nora.
Un día, allá por el fin del mundo
Reviewed by Mariela Avila

Limonic, Laura. 2019.
Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States
Reviewed by Ariana Huberman

Skura, Susana y Melina Noelia di Miro, comps-eds.
El dibuk-Entre dos mundos. Un siglo de metáforas
Reviewed by Ariana Huberman

Cohen, Mario Eduardo.
América Colonial Judía: Jews in the Colonial Americas
Reviewed by Ricardo Halac

Kałczewiak, Mariusz.
Polacos in Argentina: Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture
Reviewed by Martín Kleiman

Contributors