Syrian American Jews:

How does research on the Syrian Sephardic Jewish community challenge conventional American ideas about race?

Dr. Mijal Bitton

Syrian Sephardic Jews in New York challenge conventional racial classification and binaries in America. See the Syrian Sephardic community as a part of a broader story of the racialization of Middle Eastern Americans and examine how this group’s trajectory relates to scholarly ways of thinking and offers new questions about Jews, class, and race in the US.

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