Scholar in Residence in History and Jewish Studies
Department of History
Dr. Calvin Goldscheider joined the American University faculty as a Polinger Scholar in Residence in fall 2006 and returns this fall to work with faculty, and advise the Center for Israel Studies. Dr. Goldscheider is an internationally renowned scholar in Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, sociology, and demography. He retired from a distinguished career at Brown University, where he was Professor of Sociology, Ungerleider Professor of Judaic Studies, and faculty associate of the Population Studies and Training Center. He earned his PhD at Brown University and was formerly professor of sociology and demography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and chairman of its Department of Demography. Goldscheider has also held faculty appointments at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Berkeley, and Brandeis University and was a senior Fulbright research scholar and visiting professor at the Center for Women's Studies at Stockholm University. Author or editor of 25 books, he includes among his most recent publications Israel's Changing Society (2002); Cultures and Conflict: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (2002); Studying the Jewish Future (2004); A Typical Extraordinary Jew: From Tarnow to Jerusalem (2011), coauthored with Jeffrey Green and Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century(2015).