Jessica Hammerman

Dept(s): History
Office: Modoc Hall 219
Phone: 541-383-7235 x7235
Fax: 541-330-4396

Dr. Hammerman is a historian of Europe and the Islamic World. She will be on leave for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017. Please contact
Dr. Rebecca Walker-Sands ( with any questions or requests.


Book Manuscript in Preparation

Jews and the Algerian War, 1954–1962.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

“Des Juifs Algériens Contre la Torture en Algérie” in Archives Juives, March 2015.  

“Israelites/Israelis, Muslims/Arabs: A Jewish-Muslim Battle on the World Stage (Algeria 1956)” in The Jews of Modern France, Nadia Malinovich and Zvi Kaplan, eds. (Brill, September 2016).

"From Childhood to Old Age in 24 Years: The Ecole Maïmonide in Algiers, 1940-1964" under review for Festschrift for Jane Gerber project, Brill Academic Publishing

"By Sentiment and By Status:  Remembering Crémieux during the Franco-Algerian War" (under review)

Popular Articles

2015     “Mugged by Reality: The Post-Colonial Dream of Jewish-Algerian Identity” in The Sephardi Report, Summer/ Fall 2015, pp. 12-17.

2015      “Defending a Man that I Hate (Or at Least His Right to Free speech).” The Broadside, January 29, 2015. 

2010       “Oasis Fruit.” Text/Context. The Jewish Week (Nextbook,) September 8, 2010.

2010       “Something Old, Something New: Algerian Wedding Traditions Inspired a One-of-a-kind Dress.” Text/Context. The Jewish Week (Nextbook,) June 18, 2010.

Encyclopedia Entries

2014    “What is Judaism?” Khan Academy, the Smarthistory Team.  

2014    “Jewish History to the Middle Ages,” Khan Academy, the Smarthistory Team.  

2014    “Jewish History—1750 to WWII,”  Khan Academy, the Smarthistory Team.  

2104    “Jewish History: The Postwar Period,”  Khan Academy, the Smarthistory Team.

2014     “Myriam Ben” in Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Norman Stillman, ed. Brill Academic Publishers, New York.

2014    “Gisèle Halimi” in Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World.

2014    “Daniel Timsit” in Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World.

2010    “Jacques Lazarus” in Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Book Reviews

“Review of Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria by Sarah Abrevaya Stein” in Canadian Journal of History (University of Toronto Press), vol. 50, no. 2, Autumn 2015, pp. 388–90.

“Review of Neil MacMaster, Burning the Veil: The Algerian War and the ‘Emancipation’ of Muslim Women” in French History (Oxford University Press), vol. 25, no. 4, December 2011, pp. 531–33.


Classes Offered:

HST 104  Ancient Societies (Prehistory–500 C.E.)
HST 105  Expansion of World Religions (600 C.E. to 1700)
HST 106  Modern World History: Industrialization, Nations and War, 1800 – Present

HST 102   Europe: From the Middle Ages to Enlightenment (700-1700 C.E.)
HST 103  Europe: Revolution and War (1789 – Present)

HST 235  Sexuality in 20th-century Europe
HST 260  History of Islamic Civilizations

Jessica Hammerman, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, History

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