Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Maja Gildin

Room: POR/18.B-4.146
Maja Gildin

I am anthropologist and historian who focusses on minority citizenship formation in national(ist) and transnational contexts. I have worked extensively on how Jews, Jewishness, Judaism, and Jewish practices interchangeably have been included and excluded in Western societies. I currently study how boundaries of inclusion in the civil society were negotiated by Danish Jews in the aftermath of the 2015 terror attack.

Primary research areas
  • Minority-majority relations
  • Citizenship formation              
  • Jewish culture and history   
  • Civil society
  • Nationalism


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Selected publications

Jewish Cultural History: Boundaries, Experiences, and Sense-Making, Eds. Zuckerman, Maja Gildin and Jakob Egholm Feldt (New York: Routledge, 2019).

 “Da krisen ramte: Genforhandlingerne af amerikansk-jødiske samfundsværdier,” Tidsskrift for Islamforskning (kommende)

Early Danish Zionism and the Ethnification of the Danish Jews," Journal of Israeli History 37.2 (2019): 157-179.

Experience, space and time in Jewish cultural history: a pragmatist perspective," co-authored with Jakob Egholm Feldt.  Eds. Zuckerman, Maja Gildin and Jakob Egholm Feldt New Perspectives on Jewish Cultural History: Boundaries, Experiences, and Sense-Making (New York: Routledge, 2019)

Safe and On the Sidelines: Jewish Students and the Israel-Palestine Conflict on Campus," A Report of the Research Group of the Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies, Stanford University. Co-authored with Ari Kelman, Ahmed, Abiya, Horwitz, Ilana, Lockwood, Jeremiah, and Marom, Merva.

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Maja Gildin Zuckerman / Da krisen ramte : Genforhandlingerne af amerikansk-jødiske samfundsværdier.
In: Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2021, p. 215-238
Journal article > peer review
Maja Gildin Zuckerman / Pilgrimage Zionism : The Maccabean Pilgrimage to Palestine and the Divergent Processes of Zionist Meaning Making.
In: Jewish Culture and History, Vol. 22, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 189-208
Journal article > peer review