Shaun Halper Receives the 2015 Women’s Caucus Cashmere Prize

Shaun Halper is the winner of the 2015 Women’s Caucus Cashmere Prize for Innovative Scholarship in Jewish Gender, Sexuality and/or Women’s Studies, which provides a $1,000 subvention grant. Halper’s project, “Jewish Homosexuality and the Zionist Revolution: Mordechai Langer (1894-1943),” sheds new light on how scholars conceptualize Zionist masculinity and homosexuality. He is currently the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in Judaic Studies and Lecturer in History at Yale University.

Michal Raucher received an Honorable Mention for her work, “(Re)Producing Ethics and the Ethics of Reproduction: Reproductive Ethics among Haredi Women in Jerusalem.” Raucher is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Cincinnati and was also named a 2015-2017 Fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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