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Natan M. Meir is the Lorry I. Lokey Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University.  His research interest is modern Jewish history, focusing on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His first book, Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, 1861-1914 (Indiana University Press), was published in June 2010 and his articles have appeared in Jewish Quarterly Review and Slavic Review. Meir is currently working on a study of vulnerable and marginalized groups among East European Jews in the nineteenth century, and he is a consultant for the Russian Jewish Museum of Moscow, now in development stages. Prior to coming to PSU, Meir taught at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, during which he spent a sabbatical year as a Yad Hanadiv postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Meir received his Ph.D. in Jewish history from Columbia University in 2003.

email: meir at pdx dot edu


cover of Kiev, Jewish Metropolis