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Devin Naar

Devin Naar

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Devin E. Naar is the Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, assistant professor of History, and chair of the new Sephardic Studies Program at the University of Washington. He teaches courses in Jewish history; Holocaust history and memory; and Jews, Christians and Muslims in Eastern Mediterranean in modern times. Naar completed his PhD in history at Stanford University where his dissertation, “Jewish Salonica and the Making of the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans,’ 1890-1943,” recievied the department’s award for “best written dissertation.” A former Fulbright scholar to Greece, Naar is currently a fellow in the Society of Scholars at the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, and also sits on the academic advisory councils of the Center for Jewish History and the American Sephardi Federation in New York. See Devin's Jewish Studies faculty page here.