Stanley Mirvis

Assistant Professor of History, Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Biography

Stanley Mirvis is assistant professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and the Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies. His research focuses on the social history of Jews in the early modern Atlantic—the “Western Sephardic Diaspora”—dealing largely with issues of Diasporic and creole identity. He contributed the historical essays to photographer Wyatt Gallery’s Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean (Schiffer Press, 2016) and is the co-editor of From Catalonia to the Caribbean: The Sephardic Orbit from Medieval to Modern Times (Brill, 2018), a collection of essays in honor of his doctoral advisor, Jane. S. Gerber. His forthcoming monograph is titled The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition (Yale University Press, 2019), a social historical study of hundreds of last will and testaments exploring the relationship between colonial and metropolitan Jews and the nature of Jewish creolization in the British West Indies.

Education

  • Ph.D. History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY
  • M.Phil. History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY
  • M.A. Modern Jewish History, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University, New York, NY

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HST 100 Global History to 1500
JST 302 Studies in History
HST 302 Studies in History
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
REL 211 Jews and Judaism in America
HST 211 Jews and Judaism in America
JST 211 Jews and Judaism in America
HST 302 Studies in History
JST 302 Studies in History
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History

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