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Prof. Jonathan Sciarcon

Jonathan Sciarcon

Jonathan Sciarcon
Associate Professor of Jewish history
University of Denver

Sturm Hall, Suite 369
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2954

Recent Updates

Jonathan Sciarcon was promoted to Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies in 2017. His book, Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israelite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 was recently published by SUNY Press in 2017. His most recent peer-reviewed article, "Expanding the mission: The Alliance Israelite Universelle, The Anglo-Jewish Association and the Jewish Boys' School in Basra, 1890-1903," appeared in the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies in 2015.

This academic year, 2017-2018, Jonathan is teaching a 1000 level cross-listed (History/Judaic Studies) survey course on the history of Jews in the Islamic world (Fall 2017), a 2000 level cross-listed (History/Judaic Studies) survey course on the history of the modern Middle East (Fall 2017), a 2000 level cross-listed (History/Judaic Studies) course (online) on the history of American Christian engagement with the state of Israel (Winter Interterm 2017), and an Advanced Seminar course on the relationship between American Jews and the state of Israel (Spring 2018). Jonathan will be on sabbatical during the Winter quarter of 2018.


PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara