Biographical Info of Joshua B. Friedman

Joshua B. Friedman is the Perilman Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke. He received his PhD. in cultural anthropology in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where his dissertation won the Bernstein Dissertation Prize in Judaic Studies. Friedman’s research and teaching explore the political economy of heritage and cultural production in the U.S., the politics of emotion in American religious life, and the intersection of race, class, gender and religion in American Jewish identity politics. His book manuscript, Strategies of Continuity: Economy, Generation, and American Yiddish focuses on the relationship between the American Jewish non-profit sector and contemporary Yiddish activism in the United States. His scholarship has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Association for Jewish Studies, Rutgers University's Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, and the University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.