The Ohio State University

Robin Judd

Robin Judd (Phd, University of Michigan) has served on the faculty of the History Department of The Ohio State University since 2000. She also serves as an associate member of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, the Women’s/Gender Studies Department, and the Center for the Study of Religion. Professor Judd is the author of Contested Rituals: Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and German–Jewish Political Life in Germany, 1843–1933 (Cornell University Press) and a number of articles concerning Jewish history, gender history, and ritual behavior. Her current project is tentatively titled, “Love at the Zero Hour: European War Brides, GI Husbands, and European Strategies for Reconstruction.” She has received several research fellowships and grants including a Fulbright, NEH summer stipend, DAAD, Lady Davis Award, Coca Cola grant for Critical Difference, and the American Historical Association’s Schmidt award. She is the recipient of four teaching awards: the Ohio State University’s Faculty Teaching Award, the History Department’s Clio award, the College of Arts and Science’s Rodica Botoman Award, and the Melton Center For Jewish Studies’ Inaugural Jewish Studies Students’ Teaching Prize. Judd serves as the American Editor for the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.


  • Fraternizing With My Brother: Jewish Chaplains and Displaced Persons in Liberated Germany
  • Ritualizing Jewish History: Jewish Rites and the Modern Jewish Experience
  • The Girls They Didn’t Leave Behind: Jewish War Brides and Soldier Husbands, 1945–1950
  • Those Bloody Jews: Circumcision, Kosher Butchering, and Jewish Political Life
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It? Marriage and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Shoah