Noam Pianko is the Samuel N. Stroum Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. He directs the Stroum Center for Jewish studies. Pianko interests include modern Jewish history, Zionism, and American Judaism. Noam enjoys lecturing about these topics and visiting new cities to explore third-wave coffee offerings around the country. Noam lives in Seattle with his partner, Rachel, and their three kids.
A FUTURE FOR JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD?
ZIONISM AND THE ROADS NOT TAKEN
Today, Zionism is understood as a national movement whose primary historical goal was the establishment of a Jewish state. However, Zionism's association with national sovereignty was not foreordained.
JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD: AN AMERICAN INNOVATION
Innovative and provocative, Jewish Peoplehood provides fascinating insight into a term that assumes an increasingly important position at the heart of American Jewish and Israeli life.
COLD WAR ZIONISMS
Now working on a history of American ZIonism during the Cold War.
TEACHING AND LECTURES
Jewish History and Contemporary Jewish Life