The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is excited to share that Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts, Naomi Seidman, has been awarded a six-month Chancellor Jackman Research Fellowship in the Humanities. The award is offered to Tenured faculty at the University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and by the merit of their research proposal. Six-month fellows are invited to participate in the intellectual life of the JHI in the year following their fellowship, often by contributing a short talk to the JHI’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5LIxQpMXicyqM0ok18PV6.
Naomi Seidman's research interests include literature and secularization, translation studies, psychoanalysis, eastern European literature and culture, Orthodox Judaism, and religion and gender. She is the author of (most notably) Faithful Renderings: Jewish—Christian Difference and the Politics of Difference (Chicago, 2006), The Marriage Plot, Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature (Stanford, 2016), and Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition (Littman, 2019), which won a National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies. Professor Seidman has just completed a study of Freud and Jewish languages. She is the recipient of numerous research fellowships and awards, from such organizations as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada