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Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies in the History Department at Northwestern University. He has been a Rothschild Fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an Associate Fellow at The Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. He publishes regularly on comparative literature and Jewish history. p>Read about Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern in the publication of The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. MORE>

Jewish Professional Studies
Jewish Studies

PhD, Moscow University
PhD, Brandeis University


The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe (winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for history)

Lenin's Jewish Question

The Anti-Imperial Choice: the Making and Unmaking of the Ukrainian Jew

Jews in the Russian Army (1827-1917): Drafted into Modernity

Research interests

Jewish Studies
Jewish Professional Studies


Modern Jewish History
Jews in Eastern Europe
The Shtetl as It Was
Medieval Jewish History