Ph.D., New York Univ. (2005)
B.A., Emory Univ. (1997)
Avinoam J. Patt is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, where he is also director of the Sherman Museum of Jewish Civilization.
Previously, he worked as the Miles Lerman Applied Research Scholar for Jewish Life and Culture at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He received his Ph.D. in Modern European History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University, where he wrote his dissertation (to be published by Wayne State University Press, May 2009), Finding Home and Homeland: Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust. He is also the editor of a collected volume on Jewish Displaced Persons, titled We are Here: New Approaches to the Study of Jewish Displaced Persons (also to be published by Wayne State University Press). He is currently editing an archival document collection (to be published by the USHMM), entitled “Jewish Responses to Nazi Persecution” for use by university professors and scholars. Patt teaches courses on Modern Jewish History, American Jewish History, the History of the Holocaust, Theology and the Holocaust, the History of Zionism and the State of Israel, and Modern European Jewish Literature.