Bernard Cooperman (ed.), The Jews of Italy: Memory and Identity, University Press of Maryland, 2008
Dr. Cooperman’s current research focuses on the development of communal institutions and political thought among Jews in Early Modern Italy. Recent publications include “Political Discourse in a Kabbalistic Register: Isaac De Lattes’ Plea for Stronger Communal Government,” in Be’erot Yitzhak, Isadore Twersky Memorial Volume (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004), and “Theorizing Jewish Self-Government in Early Modern Italy” in Una Manna Buona per Mantova. Man Tov le-Man Tovah. Studi in onore di Vittore Colorni per il suo 92° compleanno (Florence: Olschki, 2004). Dr. Cooperman has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a Lilly Fellow (1994-1995). He served as Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies from 1991 to 1997.