Judaic Studies Professor Natan Meir named 2016 – 2017 New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow
Author: New York Public Library and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Posted: April 12, 2016

Natan Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, has been named a 2016 –2017 New York Public Library Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Fellow

Professor Meir joins 14 other scholars, academics, and creative writers from around the world selected for the prestigious Cullman Center Fellowship. 

During his fellowship, Meir will be researching and writing his book, "Republic of Beggars": The Jewish Destitute, Disabled, and Dispossessed in Eastern Europe, which explores the lives and roles of the outcasts of East European Jewish society in the modern period up to the Holocaust.

Meir is the author of Kiev, Jewish Metropolis: A History, 1859-1914, the co-editor of Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History, and he has served as an academic consultant for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center of Moscow. 

The 2016 class of Fellows will be in residence at the Cullman Center from September 2016 through May 2017. Each Fellow receives a stipend, a private office in the Cullman Center’s handsome quarters at The New York Public Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, and full access to the renowned research collections and online resources there, as well as the invaluable assistance of the Library’s curatorial and reference staff. 

For more information about the Center, its current and former Fellows, and its programs for teachers and the general public, visit