a1 University of California, Los Angeles
(Online publication September 28 2011)
Sarah Abrevaya Stein is a professor of history and Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA. Co-winner of the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, her books include Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce (2008) and Making Jews Modern: the Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian and Ottoman Empires (2004). She is currently at work on “Misfits: Classifying Jews and the Persistence of Empire,” an examination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Jewish encounters with evolving legal systems during the twentieth century.