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Prof. Ben-Ur specializes in Atlantic Jewish history and slavery studies. She is the author of Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries and Synagogues of Suriname: Essays (Hebrew Union College Press, 2012) and Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname: Epitaphs (Hebrew Union College Press, 2009), both co-authored with Rachel Frankel; and Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History (New York University Press, 2009).
Her articles and reviews have appeared in the following journals: Immigrants and Minorities; Jewish Social Studies; American Jewish History; American Jewish Archives; Jewish History; and Studies in Bibliography and Booklore.
She holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of History and in the Programs in Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature.
Awards and Accolades
- Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS)
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- American Council of Learned Societies/SSRC/NEH
- Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture; John Carter Brown Library, Brown University
Courses Recently Taught
- The Jewish People II: Medieval to Modern Times
- Sustainability in Comparative Religious Perspective
- Jews in Greco-Roman Antiquity
- American Diversity
- Slavery in Comparative Religious Perspective
- Jewish History Through Biography
- Jewish Utopia/Dystopia
- Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval World
- American Jewish Diversity
- Sephardic Literatures and Cultures of the Spanish Diaspora
- Jewish Travelers and Travel Liars
- The Jewish Experience in America