Wed, May 29
06:00PM ET
Wed, May 29
06:00PM ET

book launch & conversation

Rediscovering Mazaltob - In-person Event

Book presentation and discussion with the editors Yaëlle Azagury and Frances Malino.

Dr. Yaëlle Azagury is a writer, literary scholar and critic. She has taught French literature and Literature-Humanities at Barnard College, Columbia University, and SUNY-Purchase.  She contributed essays and scholarly articles for Women Writing Africa (Feminist Press, 2008), Rethinking Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa and the Middle East (Indiana University Press, 2011) and other works.  Her criticism has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Report, and Lilith.  A native of Tangier, Morocco, she holds graduate degrees from the Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Sciences-Po Paris, and Columbia University.

Frances Malino is the Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History Emerita at Wellesley College. She is author of The Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux: Assimilation and Emancipation in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France (1978) and A Jew in the French Revolution: The Life of Zalkind Hourwitz(1996) and co-editor of Essays in Modern Jewish History: a Tribute to Ben Halpern (1982), The Jews in Modern France(1985), Profiles in Diversity: Jews in a Changing Europe (1998), and Voices of the Diaspora: Jewish Women Writing in the New Europe (2005). Her current project is titled Teaching Freedom: Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands. In 2012 she was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French Ministry of Education. Malino is a co-founder and current President of Digital Heritage Mapping, whose flagship initiative is the Diarna Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life.

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