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Faculty bio-Natan Meir



Natan M. Meir

Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
Ph.D. Columbia University (2004)

Contact Info:

University Center Building 465C
meir @

Office hours:

Tues 2:00-3:30 and by appointment


Fields of Expertise:
Modern Jewish history; social and cultural history of East European Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

He is the author of Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, 1861-1914 (Indiana University Press, 2010) and co-editor of Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History (Indiana, 2010). 


Courses taught: 

  • HST 199/399, Introduction to Judaism
  • HST 399, Jewish History II: From the Middle Ages to the Present
  • HST 399, The Holocaust
  • HST 399, History of Zionism
  • HST 405E/505E, Colloquium in East European Jewish History: The Shtetl
  • HST 407E/507E, Seminar in East European Jewish History: The Shtetl 
  • HST 410/510, Portland Jews, U.S. Jews
  • HST 497/597, Film and History: Yiddish Culture