(June to August 2002)
Dr. Abramson is an Associate Professor and University Library Scholar of Judaica at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton). He received his Ph.D. in history ("Jews and Ukrainians in Revolutionary Times: Autonomy, Statehood and Civil War, 1917-1920") from the University of Toronto in1995. He has also taught at Cornell University, and at the University of Toronto, and is the author of three books, including, A Prayer for the Government: Jews and Ukrainians in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920 (published by HURI and the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies in 1999), and many scholarly articles. His areas of interest include Jewish and Ukrainian history, modern Jewish history, and representations of Jews in art and caricature. While at HURI, Dr. Abramson compiled the first online bibliography on the Jews of Ukraine which will allow researchers to access information in a variety of disciplines and originating in multiple languages. His work on the bibliography will also form the basis of a monograph-length survey of Ukrainian-Jewish history.