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Joshua Tapper

Joshua Tapper

Field: 
Jewish
M.A., East European, Russian, Eurasian and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
M.S., Journalism, Columbia University
B.A., History and English, Dalhousie University

Joshua Tapper is a doctoral candidate in Jewish History.

His research focuses broadly on Jews in the Soviet Union, the politics of transnational Jewish activism during the Cold War, and the Russian-speaking Jewish diaspora. His dissertation examines the revival of Jewish organizational and cultural life at the twilight of the USSR and the construction of post-Soviet Jewish community.


Josh holds a BA from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, NS, and master's degrees from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Toronto's Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Canada's Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Tablet, the Jewish Daily Forward, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, among other publications.