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Alyssa Sepinwall

Alyssa Sepinwall

History

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall is Professor of History at California State University – San Marcos and past winner of the university’s Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award.  After receiving her PhD in History and Jewish Studies from Stanford in 1998, she was Lucius N. Littauer Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.  She is the author of The Abbé Grégoire and the Making of Modern Universalism, Haitian History: New Perspectives, and many articles on French-Jewish history, French revolutionary history, French colonial history, and Haitian history.  Her most recent publications in French-Jewish history “Reimagining Jewish-Muslim Relations on Screen:  French-Jewish Filmmakers and the Middle East Conflict,” in Zvi Jonathan Kaplan and Nadia Malinovich, eds., The Jews of Modern France: Images and Identities (2016) and “New Directions is in French Holocaust Film: The Origin of Violence, Once in a Lifetime, and Victor Young Perez,” Fiction and Film for French Historians: A Cultural Bulletin (2017)