Maxwell Greenberg

Friedman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Maxwell (Max) Greenberg is a student and scholar of modern Jewish histories in the Americas, with a focus on imperial border zones and relational, racial formations in North America. His research explores how 19th and early 20th century European Jewish immigrants acted as commercial intermediaries of US imperial expansion into the American West and Northern Mexico, and how Jewish American interpolation into a regional settler class informed (and informs) transnational bordering projects between the US/Mexico and Israel/Palestine. As an interdisciplinary historian, formally trained in Chicana/o Studies, Greenberg is committed to producing scholarship that bridges the imposed borders between Jewish and Ethnic Studies, and creating curriculum that fosters consensual and mutually beneficial engagement between Academic institutions and community-facing organizations.