Geneviève Zubrzycki, William H. Sewell Jr. Collegiate Professor of Sociology, has been awarded the 2023 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). The award is for her monograph, Resurrecting the Jew: Nationalism, Philosemitism, and Poland's Jewish Revival, published by Princeton University Press in 2022. The book is "an in-depth look at why non-Jewish Poles are trying to bring Jewish culture back to life in Poland today."
Professor Zubrzycki specializes in nationalism and religion, collective memory and national mythology, and aesthetics and politics. Zubrzycki’s books and articles have received numerous awards and she is a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. She is Director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, the Center for European Studies, and the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. Zubrzycki is a CREES Faculty Associate and affiliate of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.