Aaron Schimmel

Academia and Jewish History

Aaron Schimmel is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at Stanford University. He studies Jews in the late nineteenth century Russian Empire with a special emphasis on Jewish political movements. Before attending Stanford, Aaron obtained his B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College and spent a year teaching English in a Jerusalem elementary school. His research has most recently brought him to study portrayals of Bukharian Jews in Russia’s Jewish press.

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