Professor Yulia Egorova
(email at email@example.com)
My research interests include anthropology of Jewish communities, and constructions of minority identities. At the moment I am working on a project exploring debates about antisemitism and Islamophobia in the UK.
I am the Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics. Please visit our web-site at www.durham.ac.uk/jewishstudies.
I am interested in supervising PhD research on the following topics:
- Anthropology of Jewish communities
- Inter-faith and inter-community dialogue
- Anthropology of science and biotechnology
- Anthropology of Jewish communities
- Anthropology of science
- Jewish-Muslim relations
- Egorova, Yulia (2018). Jews and Muslims in South Asia: Reflections on Difference, Religion and Race. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Egorova, Y. & Perwez, S. (2013). The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. (2006). Genetics, Mass Media and Identity: A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba and Bene Israel. London: Routledge.
- Egorova, Y. (2006). Jews and India: Perceptions and Image. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
- Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. (2004). Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the ‘Other’. London: Routledge.
Chapter in book
- Egorova, Y. & Ahmed, F. (2017). The Impact of Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Jewish-Muslim Relations in the UK: Memory, Experience, Context. In Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?. Renton, J. & Gidley, B. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 283-301.
- Egorova, Yulia (2014). Terrorists in the village? Negotiating Jewish-Muslim relations in South Asia. In Jews, Christians, Muslims: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora. Gilman, Sander L. Hong Kong University Press. 115-131.
- Egorova, Yulia (2014). The Jews of India. In A History of Jewish-Muslim relations. From the Origins to the Present Day. Medded, A. & Stora, B. Princeton University Press. 999-1002.
- Egorova, Yulia (2014). Theorizing "Jewish Genetics": DNA, Culture, and Historical Narrative. In The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures. Valman, N. & Roth, L. Routledge. 353-364.
- Egorova, Y. (2011). DNA, Authentizitat und historisches Gedachtnis. In Biohistorische Anthropologie: Knochen, Korper und DNA in Erinnerungskulturen. Sommer, M. & Kruger, G. Kadmos. 33-54.
- Egorova, Y. (2009). Bene-Israel and Baghdadi Jews in India: Early 20th century. In Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: origins, experiences and culture. Ehrlich, A. ABC-CLIO. 3.
- Egorova, Y. (2007). Describing the “Other”, Describing the “Self” Jews, Hindu Reformers, and Indian Nationalists. In Indo-Judaic Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Katz, N. et al. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Egorova, Y. (2004). Jewish Topics in the Press of Independent India. In Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the ‘Other’. Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. London: Curzon.
- Egorova, Yulia (2018). DNA, reconciliation and social empowerment. The British Journal of Sociology 69(3): 545-551.
- Egorova, Yulia (2015). Redefining the Converted Jewish Self: Race, Religion and Israel's Bene Menashe. American Anthropologist 117(3): 493-505.
- Egorova, Yulia (2013). The substance that empowers? DNA in South Asia. Contemporary South Asia 21(3): 291-303.
- Egorova, Y. & Perwez, S. (2012). Old memories, new histories: (re)discovering the past of Jewish Dalits. History and Anthropology 23(1): 1-15.
- Egorova, Yulia & Perwez, Shahid (2012). Telugu Jews: Are the Dalits of coastal Andhra going caste-awry?. The South Asianist 1(1): 7-16.
- Egorova, Y. (2010). Castes of genes? Representing human genetic diversity in India. Genomics, Society and Policy 6(3): 32-49.
- Egorova, Y. (2010). DNA Evidence? The impact of genetic research on historical debates. BioSocieties 5(3): 348-365.
- Egorova, Y. (2010). From Dalits to Bene Ephraim: Judaism in Andhra Pradesh. Religions of South Asia 4(1): 105-124.
- Egorova, Y. & Perwez, S. (2010). The Children of Ephraim: Being Jewish in Andhra Pradesh. Anthropology Today 26(6): 14-19.
- Egorova, Y. (2009). De/geneticizing caste: population genetic research in South Asia. Science as Culture 18(4): 417-438.
- Egorova, Y. (2009). Religious responses to technology. Culture and Religion 10(2): 133-137.
- Egorova, Y. (2009). The proof is in the genes? Jewish responses to DNA research. Culture and Religion 10(2): 159-175.
- Egorova, Y. (2008). Genomic Anthropology. Reply to Gisli Palsson. Current Anthropology 49(4): 559-560.
- Egorova, Y. (2007). Genetics and tradition as competing sources of knowledge of human history. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
- Egorova, Y. (2007). The Meanings of Science: Conversations with Geneticists. Health Care Analysis 15(1): 51-58.
- Egorova, Y., Edgar, A. & Pattison, S. (2006). The Meanings of Genetics: accounts of biotechnology in the work of Habermas, Baudrillard and Derrida. International Journal of the Humanities 3(2): 97-103.
- Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. (2005). Genetics, History and Identity: The Case of the Bene-Israel and of the Lemba. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 29: 193-224.
- Egorova, Y. (2003). Portraying the “Other” Indian Jewish Representations of the Parsis. Cracow Indological Studies 4-5: 179-193.
- Egorova, Y. (2003). The Home of One’s Own: Indian Jewish Fiction and the Problem of Bene-Israel Identity. Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies 6: 71-79.
Department of Anthropology
Durham Global Security Institute
- Contextualising Conflict
- DNA Evidence? Genetic Anthropology and Historical Debate
- The Children of Ephraim: Constructing Jewish Identity in Andhra Pradesh
- 2009: The Children of Ephraim: Jewish Identity in Andhra Pradesh (sponsored by the AHRC)
- 2008: Castes of Genes? Population Genetics in South Asia (sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation)