Dr Jaclyn Granick

Dr Jaclyn Granick

I completed my PhD in international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015. I read Social Studies at Harvard as an undergraduate, and I went to Geneva as a master’s student in history on a Fulbright Scholarship. I am working on my first monograph, International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War. The book is based on my prize-winning doctoral research, which investigates American Jewish responses to Jewish suffering abroad from 1914-1929. As a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy, I am also beginning a new project on Jewish women’s internationalism and universalism in the long twentieth century.


I teach courses in modern history, including OS 1919: Remaking the World, GH 13: Europe Divided, 1914-1989, and Approaches to History (Gender). I can advise history research projects touching upon modern Jewish history, American immigration history, women’s history, the Great War, humanitarianism and human rights, or international organizations.


My research interests include interactions among transnational non-governmental organizations, states, and international organizations; religious internationalism; history and historiography of Jewish diplomacy and philanthropy; late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century institutional and diplomatic history in the United States and Europe; humanitarianism, human rights, and social reform. At Oxford, I hold research affiliations with the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the Globalising and Localising the Great War network, and the Centre for Global History. Together with Abigail Green, I am planning a workshop in 2018 to rethink Jewish internationalism from a gender perspective.


"Waging Relief: The Politics and Logistics of American Jewish War Relief in Europe and the Near East, 1914-1918", First World War Studies 5, (2014), pp. 55-68

"Les associations juives à la Société des Nations, 1919-1929 : L’accès sans l’influence", Relations Internationales 3, no. 151 (2012), pp. 103-113