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Ronald Schechter

Associate Professor, History

Office : Blair 218
Email : [[rbsche]]

Background

Ronald Schechter received his B.A. from the University of Michigan (1987), his M.A. from the University of Chicago (1988) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1993).  His book, Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003), won the American Historical Association’s Leo Gershoy Award and the Society for French Historical Studies’ David Pinkney Prize, and it was a finalist for the Koret Jewish Book Award in the category of History.  Schechter is the editor of The French Revolution: The Essential Readings (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001), and the translator and editor of Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing with Related Documents (Boston and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2004).  He is also the editor of Shifting Boundaries, Rethinking Paradigms: The Significance of French Jewish History, a special issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques 32:1 (Spring 2006).  Among the venues of his journal articles have been Past and Present, Representations and Eighteenth-Century Studies.  His most recent publication, with the artist Liz Clarke, is Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness, and Nationalism. A Graphic History (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). 

 

Schechter has been a visiting fellow at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies (Princeton University) and is currently the Polonsky Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2013-14).