• Born in Montreal Canada; educated at McGill (BA), U. Toronto (MA), and UC Berkeley (PhD); Schusterman Teaching Fellow at Ohio U. before coming to UNCW
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021-01-01 Natan M. Meir, Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939AJS Review.  45. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 The Gonef’s WeddingJewTh!nk2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 A Pickler on the Roof.” Review of Seth Rogen’s An American PickleJewTh!nk2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Curb Your Orgasm: Larry David and the Schlimazel as Sexual DeviantJewish Film & New Media: An International Journal.  7. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Anna Shternshis, When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life Under Stalin,Journal of Jewish Identities.  12. 2019-01-01
    2019-01-01 Kirtsen Fermaglich, A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in AmericaThe American Jewish Archives.  71. 2019-01-01
    2019-01-01 “In My Country There Is Problem,”Jewish Review of Books 2019-01-01
    2017-01-01 A Bad, Bold, Big-Nosed, Biblical Brother: Refashioning the Funny Jew in Post-World War Two America Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.  16. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Alexander Z. Gurwitz, A Yiddish Life in Russia and TexasSouthern Jewish History.  20. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Hana Wirth-Nesher (ed.), The Cambridge History of Jewish American LiteratureReview of Rabbinic Judaism.  20. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Decoding Seinfeld’s JewishnessStudies in Contemporary Jewry.  29. 2016-01-01
    2016-01-01 On Kanter’s Lunch: Old Jews Slurping Soup and the Fate of Jewish HumorJewish Film & New Media: An International Journal .  201-206. 2016-01-01
    2015-01-01 David Gillota, Ethnic Humor in Multiethnic AmericaJournal of American Ethnic Histor.  35. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 The Anti-Gospel of Lenny, Larry, and Sarah: Jewish Humor and the Desecration of Christendom American Jewish History.  29. 2015-01-01
    2014-01-01 Faith Hillis, Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian NationThe American Historical Review .  119. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 “Mit Odessy, żydowskiego miasta grzechu,”Midrasz.  4. 2014-01-01
    2012-11-01 Between the Borscht Belt and the Bible Belt: Crafting Southern Jewishness through Chutzpah and HumorSouthern Jewish History.  15:119-167. 2012-11-01
    2009-12-01 Kvetching and Carousing under Communism: Old Odessa as the Soviet Union’s Jewish City of SinEast European Jewish Affairs/Routledge.  39:315-346. 2009-12-01
    Pfefferman’s Complaint: Transparent and the Tenacity of Jewish Familial Stereotypes


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    2020-01-01 "'We’re Safe Here, but Poland is a State of Mind': Jewish Literature and the Exploitation of Holocaust Consciousness,” -- Laughter After; Humor and the Holocaust.  Wayne Strate University Press. 2020-01-01
    2012-05-01 The Jews in the Land of the Russian Tsars, 1772-1917.  The Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism. 361-380. 2012-05-01


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    2012-03-01 Harriet Murav, Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution RussiaH-Judaic. 2012-03-01
    2012-03-01 Review of Eugene M. Avrutin, Jews and the Imperial State: Identification Politics in Tsarist RussiaJournal of World History. 221-224. 2012-03-01
    2011-10-01 City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia’s Jews and the Myth of Old OdessaIndiana University Press. 288. 2011-10-01
    2011-08-01 Review of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Lenin’s Jewish QuestionH-Russia. 2011-08-01
    2010-01-01 Review of Leonid Smilovitskii, Evrei v Turove: Istoriia mestechka Mozyrskogo Poles’iaThe Russian Review. 155-156. 2010-01-01
    2009-01-01 Review of Anna Makolkin, The Nineteenth Century in Odessa: One Hundred Years of Italian Culture on the Shores of the Black Sea (1794-1894),University of Toronto Quarterly. 2009-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Jews in Russia and the Soviet Union History of Odessa, Ukraine Jewish humor in America and in Russia Holocaust memory in popular culture
  • Principal Investigator On

    Teaching Overview

  • Modern Jewish history, Judaism, Jewish humor and popular culture, Holocaust, Zionism and Israel, Russian History
  • Full Name

  • Jarrod M Tanny