The Kulanu Academic Cohort (KAC), founded in 2015, is comprised of academics who have researched and written about returning, emerging and isolated Jewish communities around the globe. Some of the communities studied are Kulanu partner communities.
We are proud to assist scholars by providing resources and connections to our partner communities, and we love seeing ever-strengthening connections between the academic study of Judaising communities and the work that Kulanu does.
Below are the KAC members – all of whom hold PhDs – and links to their biographies.
- Nathan P. Devir, Chair, University of Utah
- Marla Brettschneider, University of New Hampshire
- Yulia Egorova, Durham University
- Emanuela Trevisan Semi, CA Foscari University
- Barbara Vinick, Brandeis University
- Daniel Lis, University of Basel
- Len Lyons, Independent researcher, and writer
- Tudor Parfitt, Florida International University
- Shalva Weil, Hebrew University
- Jonas Zianga, Ben Gurion University
- Nathan Katz, Florida International University
- Santiago Slabodsky, Hofstra University
- Edith Bruder, International Society for the Study of African Jewry – ISSAJ
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