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Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience

Michael Cohen, Chair, Jewish Studies Department

A world-class hub of Jewish learning, dedicated to the innovative and holistic study of American Jews.

Imagine a place for academic exploration, where no aspect of the American Jewish experience is off limits; for the intellectually curious to explore the richness, variety, and complexity of American Jewry. This vision becomes reality with the launch of Tulane University’s Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. Creating new intellectual connections and practicing across disciplinary and subfield boundaries, the Grant Center is built around two strategic pillars: a world class faculty, and dynamic programming that will transform the field of American Jewish Studies.

We’re excited to examine the American Jewish experience from multiple angles, seeing its richness, variety, and complexity as invitations to learn and ask questions. So take a moment to explore our plans, from building a world-class faculty; to advancing research through conferences, working groups, academic seminars, and faculty research; to public programs such as lectures, roundtables, and films; and student engagement. We think you’ll share our excitement about the grand possibilities for exploring American Jewish life.

Michael R. Cohen
Chair, Department of Jewish Studies


“We are so grateful to the Grants for their support which will position Tulane as a hub of excellence and the global leader in the study of the American Jewish experience.”

- Tulane President Mike Fitts


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Opportunities to support the Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience include endowed chairs to build a world class faculty, as well as high impact programmatic opportunities that will reshape our understanding of the American Jewish Experience.

For more information, contact Ilana McQuinn