Graduate Student Spotlight
Aaron Schimmel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. He studies Jews in the late nineteenth-century Russian Empire with a special emphasis on Jewish political movements. Before Stanford, Aaron obtained his B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College and spent a year teaching English in a Jerusalem elementary school. He is currently working on a dissertation that explores relations between Georgian and Russian Jewries in the Russian Empire’s Caucasus region, and the impact of Imperial Russian policies on these Jewish communities. Aaron is studying the Georgian language in Tbilisi and then heading to Israel to conduct archival research.