Alumnus Aomar Boum, New Holder of the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA


As of July 1, 2021, Alumnus and UCLA anthropology professor Aomar Boum, is the new holder of the Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA).

Housed in the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, the Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies offers students at the undergraduate and graduate level the rare opportunity to focus intensively on the study of Sephardic history and culture. It also hosts lectures, workshops and symposia open to the academic and wider Los Angeles community that cultivate and stimulate this field and situate UCLA as one of its principle hubs.  It has supported international scholarship, building on the solid research and teaching program erected over the course of a decade and a half of Maurice Amado Lectures and more recently by the Maurice Amado Chair. (