Dorothy Rosenberg Prize Recipients

The Dorothy Rosenberg Prize for the history of the Jewish diaspora recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of the Jewish diaspora published in English during the previous calendar year. Eligibility will otherwise be defined quite broadly, to include books on any period and from any disciplinary field that incorporates a historical perspective. In making its selection, the prize committee will pay particular attention to depth of research, methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence.

Emily Michelson, Catholic Spectacle and Rome’s Jews: Early Modern Conversion and Resistance (Princeton Univ. Press)

Michah Gottlieb, The Jewish Reformation: Bible Translation and Middle-Class German Judaism as Spiritual Enterprise (Oxford Univ. Press)

Devi Mays, Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora (Stanford Univ. Press)

Tamar Herzig, A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy (Harvard Univ. Press)

James Loeffler, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Yale Univ. Press)

Andrew Sloin, The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power (Indiana Univ. Press)

Roger Horowitz, Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food (Columbia Univ. Press)

Paul Lerner, The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 (Cornell Univ. Press)

Libby Garland, After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-65 (Univ. of Chicago Press)