Dr. Dan Clasby, assistant professor of history, recently completed a six-week fellowship at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies sponsored by Brandeis University in Massachusetts. The fellowship included more than two weeks of activities in Israel.

Clasby was one of 23 international scholars chosen to participate in the program, which has been held each summer since 2006.  Other scholars were from other liberal arts colleges in the United States, larger US universities, and educational institutions in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Brazil, India, Austria, and Canada.

Fellows are chosen to support research and teaching on the history and culture of Israel.  Dr. Clasby spent part of the six weeks at Brandeis attending workshops and making use of the Israel Studies collections. He will use his experiences in Israel to develop both a survey-course on Israeli history that he will offer in the spring and a possible future study abroad program to Israel and Palestine.  While in Israel, Dr. Clasby also conducted research for a book project on postwar Italian-Jewish life and identity.

Dr. Dan Clasby