2015 Center for Jewish History Lapidus Summer Fellow Charles McDonald Interviewed by Radio Sefarad

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The extensive interview is about Jewish conversion and citizenship in contemporary Spain and can be found here.

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Charles A. McDonald is a doctoral candidate in anthropology and history at the New School for Social Research, where he is the Donnelley Prize Fellow in the department of anthropology. His dissertation is a historical ethnography of the return of Jews and Judaism to Spain from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, focusing on citizenship laws, religious conversion, and cultural heritage projects. His work has been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Center for Jewish History. His broader interests include race and religion; conversion and inheritance; liberalism and multiculturalism; and ethnographic writing.

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