Dr. Nick Underwood Assistant Professor of History and Chair of Judaic Studies
I am thrilled to be here at The College of Idaho! Broadly speaking, I am a historian of modern Jewish and modern European history. Especially, I research Yiddish culture in France, and I am interested in how Yiddish-speaking Jews during the twentieth century created Yiddish culture in a way to mark their Frenchness. I have also written about the histories of French and Jewish music and food.
Here at the College, I will offer courses on global Jewish and European history. I am planning College of Idaho study tours to Europe and Israel/Palestine.
Nick has taught courses on modern Jewish, European, and World history at Sonoma State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Napa Valley College. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the GHI Pacific Regional Office at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He also serves as managing editor for the journals East European Jewish Affairs and American Jewish History and as project manager for the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (Yiddishstage.org).
- Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
- M.A., American University
- B.A., Florida State University