is the Proshansky Professor of Jewish Studies and Sociology at the
Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has been visiting
professor of sociology at universities in Israel, Australia, China
and the United States and has appeared as guest lecturer in many
more. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews as well
as eight books, most recently "When a Jew Dies: The Ethnography
of a Bereaved Son" (University of California Press, 2001).
studies program at UIC, through the philanthropic support of Sheldon
and Anita Drobny, sponsors the lecture.
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