For decades, scholars have been drawing on the methods and findings of genetics to study interactions between biology and culture in Jewish populations, to combat racist notions of the Jews, to investigate
diseases common to Jewish subgroups, and to illuminate the origins of the Jewish people. This interdisciplinary series aims to introduce the
ways in which scientists today are using genetics to understand Jewish
history and disease, and to explore the cultural and social questions
that emerge from the study of Jewish genetics.
ROOM CHANGE: please see directions here.
All presentations will take place on successive Thursdays from 4:15-5:30 pm in HEWLETT 201*ROOM CHANGE* and are free and open to the public.
Stanford students may enroll for the course as a one unit pass/fail course (Biology 127/Jewish Studies 117). Please see the course syllabus here.
Professors Noah Rosenberg and Steve Weitzman
This program is the initiative of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and Stanford's Department
of Biology and made possible by a generous grant from The Koret Foundation.
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Ecology and Evolution Group; Morrison
Institute for Population and Resource Studies; Stanford Center for Population Research;
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and Stanford Continuing Studies.