Kimberly Arkin



Office: 232 Bay State Road


Office Phone: 617-353-5016







2014 Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.


ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS (refereed unless otherwise noted)


i.p.             Comment on Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar’s “Striving Toward Piety.”  Current Anthropology*


2018          “Talking about Anti-Semitism in France Before and After Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher.” Jewish History 32(1): 77-97.


2018          “Historicity, Peoplehood, and Politics: Holocaust talk in 21st Century France.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 60(4): 968-997.


2017          “Jews, Jesus, and the problem of postcolonial Frenchness,” Public Culture 29(3): 457-480.


2016          “Defining France and Defending Israel: Romantic Nationalism and the Paradoxes of French Jewish Belonging.”  In Re-examining the Jews of Modern France: Images and Identities.  Kaplan, Zvi and Nadia Malinovich, eds.  Boston: Brill.


2014          “The Vanishing State: Religious Education and Intolerance in French Jewish Schools.”  In Religious Education and the Challenge of Pluralism.  Seligman, Adam, ed.  Oxford University Press.


2011          Laïcité, Fraternité, and Nationalité: discontinuities in French Jewish discourse.”  AJS Perspectives, Spring*


2009          “Rhinestone Aesthetics and Religious Essence: Looking Jewish in Paris.” American Ethnologist 36(4): 722-734.


* indicates a non-refereed publication




“What can words do?  Debating a ‘good death’ in French palliative care,” under review after R&R with Anthropological Quarterly


“From Liberté to Dignité: Medical Authority and Secular Morality on the French Mediterranean Coast,” under review after R&R with JRAI


Etre ou Faire? Thinking about Different Forms of Difference in a Southern French Hospital manuscript in preparation for French Culture, Society and Politics


From Liberté to Dignité: Secularity and Medical Ethics on the French Mediterranean, book project