Instructor Biography: Andrée Aelion Brooks
ANDRÉE AELION BROOKS is a journalist, author and lecturer currently specializing in lesser-known topics of Jewish history. A former contributing columnist for The New York Times, she is now an Associate Fellow at Yale University and founder of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. Her award-winning books include The Woman who Defied Kings, Russian Dance, Out of Spain, and Children of Fast Track Parents. In 2013 she was honored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.
Other classes taught
Amelia Bassano, Shakespeare’s Dark Lady
Anti-Semitism: Tracing the Multiple Roots of an Ancient Curse
Culture, Cuisine and Betrayal: The Unexpected History of the Italian Jews.
Exploring Cuba: Its Once and Future Jews
Food in the History of the Jews
From Blood Libel to Balfour Declaration: the remarkable history of the Jews of England.
Ghetto, Emancipation, Emigration: The Story of the German Jews
History and Culture of the Jews of Persia (Iran)
Immigrant Jews, Coming to America
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Jewish Traders and The Ancient Silk Road
Jews and the American Civil War
Jews in Commerce from Herders to Hedge Fund Managers
Jews in the American Civil War
Lost History of the Jews of India
Maimonides, Man Versus Myth
Maimonides, Man Versus Myth ONLINE CLASS
McCarthy, Communism, and the Jews
Origins and Evolution of the Jewish Synagogue
Pioneer Jews of the “Wild West”