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Eugene M. Avrutin is Professor of Modern Jewish history and the Tobor family scholar in the Program of Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois. He is the author and co-editor of seven books, including Jews and the Imperial State: Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia (Cornell University Press, 2010) and Ritual Murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Beyond: New Histories of an Old Accusation (Indiana University Press, 2017). Avrutin has published articles on documentation practices, the concept of race, and religious toleration and neighborly coexistence in the East European borderlands. His newest book, The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He is at work on several projects: a short exploration of racial politics in modern Russia, and a longer book on crime, criminality, and neighborly relations in the borderlands. His scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Research Interests

Modern Jewish History, Eastern Europe, Russia

Office Address

History
309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output 2005 2018

Introduction

Avrutin, E. M. & Omer-Sherman, R., Dec 1 2018, In : Shofar. 36, 1, p. v-viii

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town

Avrutin, E. M., 2018, New York: Oxford University Press. 248 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Blood
Defamation
Jews
Residents
Neighbors

Introduction: Ritual Murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and beyond

Avrutin, E. M., Dekel-Chen, J. & Weinberg, R., Jan 1 2017, Ritual Murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Beyond: New Histories of an Old Accusation. Indiana University Press, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Ritual murder
Eastern Europe
Russia

Ritual murder in a Russian Border town

Avrutin, E. M., Jan 1 2017, Ritual Murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Beyond: New Histories of an Old Accusation. Indiana University Press, p. 56-72 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ritual murder

Ritual murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and beyond: New histories of an old accusation

Avrutin, E. M., Dekel-Chen, J. & Weinberg, R., Jan 1 2017, Indiana University Press. 292 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Accusations
Blood
History
Ritual murder
Russia

Honors & Recognition