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David Slucki

Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies

Address: Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street, Room 324
Phone: 843.953.0242
E-mail: sluckids@cofc.edu


David Slucki joins the College of Charleston from Monash University, where he was an Early Career Development Fellow since August 2011, and where he received his PhD in 2010. His book, The International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945: toward a global history, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2012, and looks at the attempts of Bundists to adapt their shattered movement in the wake of the Holocaust. His current research interests include Holocaust survivor networks in the 1940s and 1950s; humor and Holocaust representation; and Yiddish travel writers’ encounters with race in the twentieth century. David has taught at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, and has been internationally published and awarded for his scholarship. From August 2010-July 2011, he was a Senior Curator in Indigenous History at Museum Victoria, one of Australia’s leading public museums. He is excited to be joining the Yaschik/Arnold Program in Jewish Studies and to discover all that Charleston has to offer. 

Education

PhD History, Monash University, 2010

BA (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2006

Research Interests

Modern Jewish History, Jewish socialism, Jewish communities after 1945, the Holocaust and its aftermath, Holocaust memory and representation, Yiddish travel writers and race

Courses taught

-       Jewish History I: Ancient to Modern

-       Jewish History II: Modern to Present

-       After the Holocaust: Jews in the Post-World War II World

-       Jewish Comedy from the Talmud to the Daily Show

-       Modern Jewish Politics

-       Remembering Conflict, Seeking Justice (First Year Seminar)

-       Genocide and Conflict (First Year Seminar)

Recent publications

Books

-       The International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945: toward a global history, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2012.

-       In the Shadows of Memory: the Third Generation and the Holocaust, edited by Esther Jilovsky, Jordana Silverstein, and David Slucki, London & Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 (forthcoming)

Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters

-       ‘The Third Generation’, with Esther Jilovsky and Jordana Silverstein, in In the Shadows of Memory: the Third Generation and the Holocaust, London & Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 (forthcoming)

-       ‘The Third Generation and the Responsibility to Remember’, in In the Shadows of Memory: the Third Generation and the Holocaust, edited by Esther Jilovsky, Jordana Silverstein, and David Slucki, London & Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015 (forthcoming)

-       ‘Trivialisation or Commemoration: Holocaust Humor in Australia,’ Humor in Jewish Culture (Studies in Contemporary Jewry: An Annual) 29, ed. Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel N. Finder, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015 (forthcoming).

-       ‘Bundists and Minority Rights after the Holocaust’, East European Jewish Affairs 43, no. 3 (2013), 282-296.

-       ‘Here-ness, There-ness, and Everywhere-ness: the Jewish Labor Bund and the Question of Israel, 1944-1955,’ Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 9,   no. 3 (2010), 349-368.

-       ‘The Bund Abroad in the Postwar Jewish World,’ Jewish Social Studies 16, no. 1 (2009): 111-144.