Leonardo Senkman

 

Personal

B.Oct.3,1941, Parana,Argentina, Married , three sons.

Alyah:October 1984

Permanent Address: 16 Yosef Schrim St, Ap.26, Jerusalem 96920

Phone (02)6439468

 

Education

1965:BA in Economics, Universidad Nacional Rosario

1973 MA in History, Universidad de Buenos Aires-UBA

1986 Ph.D in History, Universidad de Buenos Aires

 

University Teaching

 (in Argentina)

1971-76,1982-84, Assistant, then Lecturer on Modern Latin American History ( XX Century) Universidad Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras and Carrera de Sociologia

( in Israel)

1980-1981: Assistant, Exercise on XIX Century Latin America History, The Hebrew University, Department of Spanish and Latin America Studies.

1984-94; 1995-2002: External Teacher , Lecturer, and Lecturer-Researcher on Latin American History,- XIX and XX Centuries (Social and Political History of Argentine, Brazil. Mexico,Venezuela) Depart. of Latin American , HU. Courses, Pro Seminar and Seminar for BA and MA

1994-95: Lecturer ,Department of Latin America, HU ,חבר הוראה בדרגה מרצה

1985-1986         Teacher on History of Latin American Jewry, Rothberg School for

Overseas Students, HU

 

Tutorial for Ph.D research students:

1994-1999: Tutorial for the doctoral dissertation of Mr. Moshe Nes El on the subject “History of the Immigration to Chile, 1880-1920”-Depart.of Latin American Studies (HU)

1996-2000 : Tutorial for the doctoral dissertation of Ms. Maia Talmon Schweitzer, Department Of History (University of Haifa) on the subject:

“Capoeira and Brazil Popular Culture”-

1999-to 2001: Tutorial for the doctoral dissertation of Lic. Daniel Lvovich, (Universidad de La Plata), on the subject:

“Antisemitism and Nationalism in Argentina: 1900-1946”.

2000-to present: Tutorial for the doctoral dissertation of Lic. Daniel Bargman (Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Departamento de Antropologia) “ El Impacto de la Shoa en la construccion identitaria e institucional de la comunidad Azquenazi en Argentina, 1945-1980”

2000-to present: Tutorial for the doctoral dissertation of Lic. Cristina Galli (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Letras) “Etnicidad, identidad y representacion literaria en la obra de Isaac Goldemberg”

 

Evaluator of Ph.D and MA dissertations on History and Politics in Latin America:

1993: Margalit Bejarano-Institute of Contemporary Jewry,(HU) on the subject:

“The Jewish Community of Cuba 1898-1939: Communal consolidation and trends of integration under the Impact of changes in World Jewery and Cuban Society”

1997: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Esti Monica Rein (The Aranne School of History- Tel Aviv University) on the subject:

“Peronization and De-Peronization of Argentina’s Educational System:1946-1962

1998: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Idit Gil (Aranne School of History-Tel Aviv University) on the subject:

“Argentine Leftist Intellectuals, Nationalism and Social Justice: The Origins of Peronism.”

1998: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Rosa Perla Raicher (Institute of Contemporary Jewry, HU).”Uruguayan Jewry. Jewish National Identity and Assimilationist Tendencies in its Historical Developments,1900-1950”

1999: Evaluator of MA thesis of Mario Schejtman (Political Sciences, HU)

“National Identity and Democracy.Legislation and Freedom of the Press in Argentina”

2001 : Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Ms Maia Talmon Schweitzer (Haifa University, Department of History) “ Capoeira and Popular Culture in Brazil, 1870-1950”

2001: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Moshe Nes El (Department of Latin America Studies) “History of the Immigration to Chile, 1880-1920”

2001: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Daniel Lvovich (Universidad Nacional La Plata-Argentina) “Antisemitism and Nationalism in Argentina, 1900-1946”

2002: Evaluator of MA dissertation of Debby Babis-Cohen (The Hebrew University, The School for Social Work) מבית כנסת אורתודוכסי למרכז קהילתי קונסרבטיבי.תמורות בהתארגנות הקהילתית של יהודי בואנוס איירס"

2002: Evaluator of Ph.D dissertation of Rosalie Sitman (Tel Aviv University, School of History) “ Victoria Ocampo y la Revista SUR (1931-1955) : su influencia en el campo intelectual Hispano-Americano”

 

Other functions in the HU

1982-84: Academic Representative of the Hebrew University in Latin America at the Buenos Aires Office of the Argentine Friends of HU.

1985-to present: Counselor for the San Martin Cathedra selection committee

1992- to present: Counselor and member of the Editorial Board of Reflejos, academic journal of the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies.

1998-to present: Academic Coordinator for Latin America of the International Center for University Teaching of the Jewish Civilization.(HU)

(The scope of this academic coordination comprises bi-annual workshops and seminars carried out both in Universities of Argentina, Brasil,Chile, Ecuador,Mexico, Peru,Paraguay,Uruguay , as well as in the Hebrew University)

 

Scholarships and Grants

1974: Centro Interamericano de Administracion del Trabajo (CIAT),Lima

1979-1981:Memorial Foundations for Jewish Culture and of Pinkus Foundations.

1988-1999:Social Sciences Research Council, New York

1989-1990,1998-1999,2000, Simon Mirelman Fund, UH

1992-94:Vidal Sassoon International Center of Study Antisemitism,HU

1990-92,1998-02, The Harry Truman Research Institute, HU

 

Research Positions.

Present positions (2001-2002)

Research Fellow at the Truman Institute, Latin American Unit

Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry-Latin American, Spain, and Portugal Division.

 

Current research projects carried out at academic units of the HU:

·         Research grant from the Truman Institute: “Terrorism and Re-democratization in Argentina: implications of AMIA bombing” (completed)

·         Research grant from the Truman Institute :”Populist regimes in Latin America and in Middle East: Peronism and Nasserism” (first part in progress)

·         Research grant from L. David Institute:”Israel International Relations with Argentina and Brazil: a comparative historical perspective”,(first part completed)

·         Research grant from the Institute of Contemporary Jewry-Latin America, Spain, and Portugal Division :“Israel-Latin America Jewry Relations in comparative perspective”

 

Visiting Lecturer /Researcher in Latin America Universities and Academic Instititutes

·         Instituto Emilio Ravignani de Historia Argentina y Americana, Universidad de Buenos Aires

·         Instituto de Desarrollo Economico y Social (IDES), Buenos Aires

·         Instituto de Historia Economica y Social, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires

·         Comision Nacional de Archivos Historicos, Buenos Aires

·         Comision Nacional para Esclarecimiento de Actividades Nazis en Argentina ( Buenos Aires, CEANA)

·         Universidad Nacional de Cuyo , Universidad Nacional de La Pampa and Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina)

·         Gobierno de la Provincia de Entre Rios y Consejo Federal de Inversiones de Argentina.

·         Universidade de Sao Paulo (Centro Estudos Judaicos) and Universidade Estatal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)

·         Centro de Pesquisa e Documentacao de Historia Contemporanea do Brasil (CPDOC),Fundacao Getulio Vargas.

·         Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Humanidades

·         Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

·         Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima

·         Universidad de Chile, (Centro de Estudios Judios), Santiago

 

Editor

Martin Buber, On Judaism and Humanism ( Selected essays with notes and an introduction by Leonardo Senkman ) Buenos Aires, AMIA, 1978, two volumes (Spanish)

Founder and editor of NOAH, Annual Literary Journal in Spanish and Portuguese languages devoted to Jewish Latin American writing.(1-14 volumes, since 1987 to day)

Member of the Editorial Board of Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, University of Tel Aviv, Arianne School of History (since 1990 to present)

Co-editor of JUDAICA LATINOAMERICANA II, Estudios Sociales e Historicos, AMILAT, Magnes Press, Jerusalem , 1988

 

List of publications :

Books:

1.      Leonardo Senkman, La Identidad Judia en la Literatura Argentina, Buenos Aires, Pardes,1983.

2.      Leonardo Senkman, (ed. and author) La colonizacion judia en Argentina,Buenos Aires, CEAL, 1984

3.      Leonardo Senkman, (ed. and author) El Antisemitismo en Argentina, Buenos Aires,CEDAL,1989

4.      Leonardo Senkman,Argentina, la Segunda Guerra Mundial y los Refugiados indeseables, 1933-1945, Buenos Aires,Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, 1991.

5.      Leonardo Senkman y Haim Avni, (eds) Del Campo al Campo, Colonos de Argentina en Israel, Buenos Aires,Mila,1993

6.      Leonardo Senkman y Mario Sznajder (eds), El Legado del Autoritarismo. Derechos Humanos y Antisemitismo en la Argentina Contemporanea, Buenos Aires,Grupo Editor Latinoamericano,1995.

7.      Leonardo Senkman, Populismo y Etnicidad: Peronismo y Varguismo en perspectiva comparada, Buenos Aires,(forthcoming, Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, fall 2002)

8.      Leonardo Senkman y Saul Sosnowski: “Representaciones literarias del Fascismo y Nazismo en la Cultura Argentina” ( Berlin, 2003)

9. Leonardo Senkman,Judith Liwerant,Angelina Muñiz-Huberman (eds) Los intelectuales mexicanos y su relacion hacia el Judaismo e Israel, Mexico, Editorial Colibri y NOAJ, (forthcoming, fall 2002)

 

Articles

 

Leonardo Senkman:(1992)”Etnicidad e Inmigracion durante el primer peronismo”, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, Tel Aviv University, III:2, pp.5-39

-----------------------(1992) “Discurso historico y ficcion en Adan Buenosayres de L.Marechal”, Mapocho,Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales,N 34,Santiago de Chile, pp.21-37

-----------------------(1993) “The Right and Civilian Regimes”, in Sandra Mcgee Deutsch and Ronald H.Dolkart (eds) The Argentine Right.Its History and Intellectual Origins,1910 to the Present, Willmington, Scholarly Resources,pp 119-147

 

-----------------------(1993) “Latin American Writers and Collective Memory”, in Roberto Diantonio and Nora Glickman (eds) Tradition and Innovation, State University of New York Press, pp 33-45

------------------------(1993) “El Peronismo visto desde la Legacion israeli en Buenos Aires,1949-1954”, in Amilat (eds) Judaica Latinoamericana II, Jerusalem, Magnes Press

 

-----------------------(1994) “La politica inmigratoria del primer Peronismo respecto a los refugiados de la postguerra:una perspectiva comparativa con Brasil, 1945-1954”, in Carlos Escude y Beatriz Gurevich(eds) El Genocidio ante la Historia y la naturaleza humana, Buenos Aires, Universidad T.Di Tella, GEL, pp263-298

 

---------------------- (1994) “European Refugees in Argentina and Mexico, 1936-1945”, in Karl Kohut-Patrik von zur Muhlen (Hrsg), Alternative Lateinamerika. Das deutsche Exil in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus, Katolischen Universitat Eichstatt, Vervuert Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, pp.54-81

 

-----------------------:(1995) “Peron y el ingreso de tecnicos alemanes y colaboracionistas con los nazis, 1947-1949:un caso de cadena migratoria?” Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos, 31,pp673-704

 

-----------------------(1995) “El nacionalismo y el campo liberal argentinos ante el neutralismo:1939-1943”, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, 6:1,pp23-51

----------------------(1995) “El neutralismo argentino y los refugiados de la guerra mundial en 1940”, Ciclos en la Historia, la Economia y la Sociedad, vol 5:9,pp53-77.Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires

 

-----------------------(1996) “Imagenes especulares de España-Sefarad en autores argentinos, 1883-1929 ” in Anita Novinsky and Diane Kuperman (eds) Iberia-Judaica:Roteiros da Memoria, Sao Paulo, Editora de la Universidade de Sao Paulo, pp.655-675

------------------------(1997) “Vargas,Peron y la cuestión de los refugiados judíos:una comparación preliminar”,Reflejos,5,Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalen,pp93-107

 

------------------------(1997):”La Argentina neutral de 1940 ante los refugiados españoles y judíos”, in Ignacio Klich y Mario Rapoport (eds) Discriminación y Racismo en America Latina, Buenos Aires, GEL, 1997, pp 219-242

 

------------------------(1997) “La lógica populista de la identidad y alteridad en Vargas y Perón:algunas implicancias para los inmigrantes”, Cuadernos Americanos, Mexico, 6:66,pp130-153

------------------------(1998) “The Transformation of Collective Identities:Immigrant Communities under the Populist Regimes Vargas and Peron”, in Luis Roniger and Mario Sznajder (eds) Constructing Collective Identities & Shaping Public Spheres.Latin American Paths, Brigthon,Sussex Academic Press,pp123-147

 

------------------------(1998) “ Survey on the Hebrew University Academic Relations with Latin America”, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry,HU, 90pp.

 

------------------------(1999) “Identidades Colectivas de los Colonos Judíos en el Campo y las Ciudades Entrerrianas”, in Judit Bokser Liwerant y Alicia Gojman de Bacjal (eds) Encuentro y Alteridad. Vida y cultura judía en América Latina, Mexico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, pp 405-437.

 

------------------ -)1999)"מילוט יהודים בארגנטינה בעת השלטון הצבאי,1976-1983 " , דפנה שרפמן (עורכת) ,אור לגויים? מדיניות החוץ של ישראל וזכויות האדם ,קו אדום,תל אביב 1999 ,ע.93-119

------------------------(2000) “ O Brasil de Vargas e as relacoes diplomaticas com Israel: analise comparativa com a Argentina de Peron, 1949-1955”, in Norma Breda dos Santos (ed) Brasil e as relacoes diplomaticas com Israel, Editora de Universidade de Brasilia, 2000 ,pp.120-148

-----------------------(2000) “¿Exiliado de la España franquista o Refugiado del Holocausto? El caso de Maximo Jose Kahn”, in David Schidlowsky ,Olaf Gaudig & Peter Veit (eds) Libro de Homenaje al Profesor Victor Farias, Berlin, Wissenschaflicher Verlag ,pp.123-145

 

----------------------(2000) “La Nacion imaginaria de los escritores judios latinoamericanos”, in Revista Iberoamericana,LXVI: 191,University of Pittsuburgh, abril-junio, pp.202-229

 

---------------------(2000) “El fascismo literario en la literatura argentina: el caso de Manuel Galvez”, in Hispamerica,89,pp.47-62

---------------------(2000) “Los gauchos judios de Gerchunoff: una lectura desde Israel”, en Ricardo Fierstein (compilador) Alberto Gerchunoff, Judio y Argentino, Buenos Aires, Mila, pp285-300

---------------------(2000) “Repercussions of the Six-Day War in the Leftist Jewish Argentine Camp, 1967-1969”, in Eli Lederhendler (ed) The Six-Day War and World Jewry, University Press of Maryland and The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, pp 167-187

---------------------(2001) “O mito do compló judaico-comunista na cultura política do anti-semitismo latinoamericano” prefacio a Taciana Wiazovski, Bolchevismo e Judaismo. A Comunidade Judaica sob o olhar do DEPS. Modulo VI, Sao Paulo, Arquivo do Estado.Imprensa Oficial, pp. 11-20.

----------------------(2001) “Los gobiernos civiles en Argentina y la derecha 1955-1976” in Sandra McGee Deutsch y Ronald H.Dolkart, La derecha argentina. Nacionalistas, neoliberales, militares y clericales. Buenos Aires, Ediciones B, pp 275-319

----------------------(2001)”Los judios en la construccion de la modernidad latinoamericana. Un balance crítico de algunas interpretaciones socio-históricas sobre Brasil y Argentina” AMILAT (eds) Judaica Latinoamericana. Estudios Historico-Sociales, vol.IV, Jerusalem, Magnes University Press, pp 307-344

----------------------(2002) “Modernity and National Culture: The counter-hegemonic discourse of Brazilian and Argentine Intellectuals, 1920-1940” in Luis Roniger and Carlos Waismann (eds) Multiple Modernities: Comparative Perspectives on the Americas. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, pp256-276

---------------------- (2002) “Nacionalismo y antisemitismo en Argentina y Brasil, 1930-1955: una perspectiva histórica comparada” en Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro (ed) O Anti-Semitismo en as Americas, Sao Paulo, Editorial Perspectiva –EDUSP (in press) 40pp.

-----------------------(2002) “Inmigración y cultura popular urbana: testimonios de escritores judeo-argentinos”, Revista Travessia, No 39 (dossier:Literatura i emigração), Florianópolis, Editora da Universidade Federal de Santa atarina, (in press), pp.30