unnamedEthan Katz received his PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Since 2010, he has been Assistant Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati.  He is currently completing a pioneering study of Jewish-Muslim relations in France since the First World War, entitled The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims, from North Africa to France. He is also co-editor (with Ari Joskowicz) of the first book-length engagement between the secularism debate and the field of Jewish Studies, entitled Secularism and Its Discontents: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times, forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Katz is now in the early stages of co-editing another book (with Lisa Leff and Maud Mandel), Colonialism and the Jews: French and Comparative Perspectives.  His work has appeared in a number of leading journals, among them the Jewish Quarterly Review, the Journal of North African Studies, and the Journal of European Studies.  Katz’s research has been supported by many prestigious grants, including year-long writing fellowships from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center of the University of Cincinnati, and a Bourse Chateaubriand from the French Foreign Ministry.