The Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture
March 4, 2020
1510 E. University Blvd.
Suggested Parking Garage: Cherry Garage
*Reception to follow
Jewish Borderlanders in times of Revolution and the Roaring Twenties
Maxwell E Greenberg is the Jewish History Museum's 2020 Scholar-in-Residence and a 6th year UCLA doctoral candidate
The lecture will provide a bi-regional snapshot of the Jewish experience between Tijuana-San Diego and El Paso-Ciudad Juárez, between the years 1911 and 1929. Greenberg will explore how Jewish immigration, commerce and community formation in the border region was affected by the Mexican Revolution, US prohibition, a new national Quota system in the US, and the creation of US Border Patrol.
Maxwell Greenberg is a PhD candidate and a member of the third cohort in the César E Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. He is interested in Jewish histories of the Americas, transnational/border networks, race and ethnicity. Maxwell’s dissertation research employs traditional archival methods to trace untraditional/de-centered histories: Jewish immigration, settlement and racialization in the US-Mexico border region between the late 19th – 20th centuries. He is the 2019-2020 Scholar-In-Residence at the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, Arizona and was awarded the 2018-2019 Jack H Skirball Fellowship in Modern Jewish Culture through UCLA’s Center for Jewish Studies. Maxwell’s work has been featured in Jewish Currents and PRTCLS on the topics of Jewishness in the Americas, race, gender and borders. He holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Kenyon College and an M.A. in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.
Special Collections is sponsoring this Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lecture, in collaboration with The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and Tucson's Jewish History Museum.