Bard Faculty

Cecile E. Kuznitz

Associate Professor of Jewish History; Coordinator, Jewish Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental and Urban Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Historical Studies, Jewish Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies


A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University. Awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (1997–98); Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (1999–2000); National Foundation for Jewish Culture (1999–2000); Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2002); Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2004); United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2007); and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (2014). Has lectured at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Harvard University, University of Maryland, University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Vilnius. Author of YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Articles published in The YIVO Encyclopedia of the Jews in Eastern Europe; S. Ansky at the Turn of the Century; The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies; Yiddish Language and Culture: Then and Now. Visiting assistant professor of Jewish history/Jewish studies, Georgetown University (2000– ). At Bard since 2003.


Phone: 845-758-7543
Location: Fairbairn
Office: 202