Research Fellows

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  • 2016-2017
  • 2015-2016
  • 2014-2015
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012-2013
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Prof. David M. K. Sheinin

David M. K. Sheinin is Professor of History at Trent University (Canada) and the winner of the Trent University Distinguished Research Award (2017). The Student's Guide to Canadian Universities named him "Favourite Professor" at Trent. In 2017, Benjamin Bryce and David edited _Making Citizens in Argentina_ (University of Pittsburgh Press). In 2015, David edited Sports Cultures in Latin American History (University of Pittsburgh Press). With Raanan Rein, David co-edited Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sports and the Making of the Americas (Brill, 2014) and in 2013, the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies awarded David The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize (best book in 2011-2012) for Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War (University Press of Florida, 2012).  The prize committee found that "like the best books in our field do, Consent of the Damned offers specific insights on a time and place (the Dirty War and its aftermath in Argentina) but also speaks to broader questions, in this case, the persistent challenges to establishing and maintaining an authentic and truly effective global human rights regime."

In 2005, David was appointed a member of the Argentine National Academy of History. In 2011 he was named "Amigo de Eloisa" by Eloisa Cartonera.  His books and articles include two short books on boxing and Argentine society, El boxeador poeta_ [The Boxer Poet] (Eloisa Cartonera, 2010) and El boxeador incrédulo [The Incredulous Boxer] (Eloisa Cartonera, 2011). David has held the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History (Library of Congress/American Historical Association), and in 2008 was named Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor in Latin American History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lester D. Langley and David are co-editors of the University of Georgia Press "United States and the Americas" Series.


Dr. David Ratner

David Ratner received his Ph.d. in sociology and anthropology from the Ben-Gurion University in 2013. A book based on his thesis, titled "Black Sounds: Black Music and Identity among young Israeli Ethiopians" was published in 2015 (Resling publishers). A new book, based on life stories of Israeli-Ethiopians who were actively involved in the Ethiopian revolutionary period, is forthcoming (Pardes Publishers and Ben-Gurion University). David's current research deals with the question of historical memory in contemporary Ethiopian society. His research interests include the Ethiopian-Jewish community in Israel; political history of Ethiopia and the horn of Africa; Cultural sociology and identity.

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