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Graduate Studies

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field, leveraging coursework and research in numerous degree programs such as History, Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Slavic Studies, German Studies, English, and Linguistics. Students interested in graduate training in the area of Jewish Studies should apply to the degree program in their chosen field of study. Stanford graduate students in Jewish Studies have gone on to important positions in academia and intellectual leadership and have made innumerable contributions to scholarship and teaching. See a list of alumni publications here.

The Taube Center seeks to foster the next generation of Jewish Studies scholarship and welcomes graduate students from diverse fields to participate in our intellectual community. The Center additionally provides financial support for language study, research, and conference participation (see Funding Opportunities). 


The Colloquium on Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium for Stanford graduate students interested in Jewish Studies.


Meeting each quarter, the colloquium brings together graduate students and faculty for guest presentations, discussions, graduate-student talks and other forms of intellectual exchange over dinner. The goal of the colloquium is to create a sense of community among Jewish Studies graduate students, and to generate opportunities for intellectual exchange and professional development.


The colloquium was launched in AY 2012-13, and participants included graduate students and faculty from History, English, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, German Studies and other units, as well as students from the Education and Jewish Studies concentration in Stanford's Education School.

Who Can Participate?

Any Stanford graduate student or faculty member from any discipline affiliated with the Taube Center or with an academic interest in Jewish Studies.

Graduate students from nearby academic institutions are also welcome too, but sustained participation is strongly encouraged.

For information about the schedule of this year's colloquium, contact sjhammer [at] (sjhammer[at]stanford[dot]edu).