Moroccan Jews: Memory and Identity, with Dr. Angy Cohen
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Sephardic women in Argentina start going to Conservative Ashkenazi synagogues?
Dr. Angy Cohen was born and raised in Madrid, Spain and moved to Israel in 2014. She has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Philosophy. She received her PhD in 2017 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid through a joint PhD program. Her doctoral dissertation was a comparative ethnographic study of the relationship between memory and identity among Spanish-Moroccan Jews who emigrated to Israel and Argentina. Angy Cohen has received different fellowships and awards, including the Gaon Prize for research projects about Judeo-Spanish culture and the Rothschild (Hanadiv) doctoral fellowship.
She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.