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Jews in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Tuesdays, April 2–23, 1:30–3:00 pm

About the Program

The US-Mexico borderland, encompassing the American Southwest and northern Mexico, has served as a crucial space for tracing long-overlooked histories and experiences of Jews in the Americas.

This class will explore the religious, economic, and political factors that motivated Jewish migration and settlement to the US-Mexico border region, with particular emphasis on shifting transnational colonial investments in the Americas, Mexican independence, US westward expansion, the redrawing of national borders, and twentieth-century patterns of Jewish immigration to North America.

Instructor: Maxwell Ezra Greenberg is the Jack H. Skirball Fellow in Modern Jewish Culture at UCLA.