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Roby, Bryan

Judaic Studies


I am an Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies with the Frankel Institute. My focus is on Middle Eastern and North African Jewish history in the modern era. After earning my PhD at the University of Manchester (UK), I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Michigan's Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies. My research interests include the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in Israel/Palestine, 19th and 20th century North African history, and the legacy of French colonialism on Arab and Jewish identity. My first book, The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948-1966 (Syracuse University Press, 2015), provides an extensive history of social justice protests by Middle Eastern Jews in Israel.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Minorities   
Ethnic Groups   
Zionism   
Arab Studies   
Identity/Representation   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Maghreb Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Israel   
Palestine   
Maghreb   
SPECIALTIES
Mizrahi/Oriental Jewry in Israel   
Palestinian citizens of Israel   
Amazigh/Berber Identity Politics in Morocco   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
Hebrew (Fluent)   
French (Advanced)   
English (Native)   
EDUCATION
PhD2012Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Manchester
MA2008Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Manchester
BA2007Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Bryan Roby






University of Michigan
Frankel Judaic Studies
202 South Thayer Street
Ann Arbor, MI
48104
United States
Phone:(312) 235-2164
robyb@umich.edu

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