Michael Cohen, Provost Robin Forman and Dean Brian Edwards process at 2 Audubon Place during Cohen’s investiture as the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Chair in the American Jewish Experience. The event also honored the establishment of the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Michael R. Cohen, PhD, was formally invested in the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Chair in the American Jewish Experience at Tulane University on Jan. 17. The event, which also honored the establishment of the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the American Jewish Experience, was held last week at 2 Audubon Place.
Cohen also chairs the Department of Jewish Studies at the School of Liberal Arts, where he holds a Sizeler Family Professorship in Judaic Studies IV.
“I am so humbled and honored to be leading the Grant Center and to be holding the Grant Chair,” Cohen said. “With the resources to support initiatives that I see as vital to the field of American Jewish studies, we have been able to develop scholarly programs that address the insularity of American Jewish history and expand its relevance.”
Cohen noted the Grant Center’s collaborative research groups, public programs, student fellowships and leadership courses.