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Brown-Bag Talk Featuring Asya Vaisman on Hasidic Women's Song
Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:15pm to Monday, May 10, 2010 - 1:15pm

Please join us at noon on May 10th for a brown-bag talk by Asya Vaisman, who is this year's Hazel D. Cole Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. Vaisman will speak on the topic of Hasidic women's song, looking specifically at Yiddish performances at Hasidic girls' schools.

Time: 12:15 - 1:15
Date: Monday, May 10
Where: Cramer Hall 447

Dr. Asya Vaisman received her PhD in 2009 from the Yiddish program of the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department at Harvard University. Her dissertation was titled "Being Heard: The Yiddish Songs and Singing Practices of Contemporary Hasidic Women." Asya conducted original fieldwork for her dissertation in the Hasidic communities in New York, Jerusalem, London, and Antwerp. Starting in fall 2010, she will be a Visiting Research Scholar at Indiana University, working on the ethnographic AHEYM project in Jewish Studies.