Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is the Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies in the History Department at Northwestern University. He teaches a variety of courses that include early modern and modern Jewish history, Jewish material culture, history, and culture of Ukraine. His research was supported by the DAAD Foundation, Rothschild Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Toronto, the Kosciuszko Foundation, Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, the Lady Davis Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, among others. He has published more than a hundred articles and more than a dozen books and edited volumes, including The Jews in the Russian Army: Drafted into Modernity (2008, 2nd ed. 2014); The Anti-Imperial Choice: the Making of the Ukrainian Jew (2009); Lenin’s Jewish Question (2010); Jews and Ukrainians: Polin, vol. 26 (2011, co-edited with Antony Polonsky); Cultural Interference of Jews and Ukrainians: a Field in the Making (2014); The Golden-Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe, 2014, 2nd ed. 2015); Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Coexistence (2016, co-authored with Paul Robert Magocsi; 2nd ed. 2018). His essays, books, and book chapters have appeared in Greek, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, and German. For his expertise, Petrovsky-Shtern has been appointed a Fulbright Specialist on Eastern Europe; a Fellow at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; a Full Professor at the Free Ukrainian University in Munich, a Recurrent Visiting Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, and the Lady Davis Professor at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, the Kosciuszko Visiting Professor at Warsaw University, and the honorary doctor of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv.
Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Northwestern University