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Devin Naar

Assistant Professor, History and Jewish Studies

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Devin E. Naar is the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor of History, and Chair of the Sephardic Studies Program at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the interplay between empires, nation-states, cities, and minority populations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His current manuscript explores these themes through a case study of the once multireligious and multilinguistic port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) as it passed from the jurisdiction of the Ottoman Empire to the Greek nation-state and the impact of this transformation on the city’s Jewish residents. He offers lecture courses in Jewish History and the Holocaust: History and Memory, as well as undergraduate seminars on the relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the modern Mediterranean world, and a graduate seminar on Empires and Cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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