Alma Rachel Heckman
|Department||History Department, |
|Office||277 Stevenson College|
|Office Hours||Spring 2017: Thursdays, 12-2pm|
|Campus Mail Stop||Stevenson Academic Services|
|Stevenson Academic Services, 1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, California
Modern Jewish History
North Africa and the Middle East
Transnational Jewish Political Activism
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D. in History, UCLA, 2015.
C.Phil. in History, UCLA, 2012.
MA in History, UCLA, 2012.
B.A. in French (major) and Middle Eastern Studies (major), Wellesley College, 2009.
Honors, Awards and Grants
Posen Society of Fellows award for 2014-2016
UCLA International Institute International Fieldwork Fellowship for AY 2013-2014
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Bluma Appel Fellowship for AY 2013-2014
Ralph and Sarah Monkarsh Graduate Fellowship travel grant Summer 2013
American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR) travel fellowship Summer 2013
Takiff Family Foundation Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fall 2013
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Roter Research Travel Grant Summer 2012
FLAS grant to study Hebrew Summer 2011
Chancellor’s Prize to support Summer research 2011 and 2012
Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco, AY 2009-2010
“Packed in Twelve Cases: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair” with Frances Malino in Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture Society n.s. 19, no. 1 (Fall 2012): 53-69.
"Edmond El Maleh". The Literary Encyclopedia. 18 April 2013. [http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13227]
Numerous translations for Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds., Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History of the Ottoman Judeo-Spanish World & Its Diaspora, 1700-1950 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014).
Courses TaughtHIS 74A: Introduction to Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History: Ancient to Early Modern
HIS 74B: Introduction to Middle Eastern and North African Jewish History: Early Modern to Present
HIS 185O: The Holocaust and the Arab World
HIS 194K: Jewish Radical Movements
HIS 194L: Exile, Diaspora and Displacement: Jewish Memoir from North Africa and the Middle East