Alicia Vergara Steinmann


Wolfson College

Course & Supervisor:

DPhil in Oriental Studies (Hebrew and Jewish Studies), Yaacov Yadgar


Educational Background:

10/2019 - 07/2020 MSt Jewish Studies, University of Oxford

10/2018 - 01/2019 Exchange Semester, University of Haifa

10/2016 - 08/2019 BA Social Science, Humboldt University of Berlin

08/2018 - 09/2018 Internship at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Centre in Jerusalem

05/2016 - 07/2016 Internship at the Goethe Institute in Tel Aviv

08/2015 - 10/2015 Palaeontology Internship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests:

My DPhil thesis builds on the research I did during my under- and postgraduate studies and focuses on the Emerging Jewish communities in Colombia and the reception of this phenomenon among traditional Jewish organizations and communities. My other research interests include Sephardic History, early representations of Gods in the Ancient Near East, and podcasting (currently working on a podcast about migration from and to Israel).

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

  • "The Emerging Jews of Colombia- Why are so many Christians in this South American country converting to Orthodox Judaism?" Washington Post (14.04.2021)
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