Alla Efimova

Chief Curator, Interim Director, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, and Executive Director, The Magnes Collection (2004-2014)

Alla Efimova, PhD, is a curator and art historian with a particular interest in the visual culture of modern Jewry.

Yosef Rosen

Magnes Graduate Fellow (Fall 2015)
Yosef Rosen

Yosef Rosen is a doctoral candidate in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley.

Jason J. Block

Fromer Undergraduate Scholar 2014
Jason J. Block

Jason "Jackson" Block is a Business Administration student with Public Policy, Global Poverty & Practice, and Jewish Studies minors at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lauren Cooper, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2014-2015)


Lauren Cooper, a Comparative Literature major and Spanish and History minor at UC Berkeley, created a digital companion to the Magnes Museum’s catalog, The Jewish World, integrating t

Nadine Melamed, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Nadine Melamed, a Near Eastern Studies major with an emphasis in Persian Language and Literature at UC Berkeley, has a deep interest in international Jewry, especially in relation to Iran and other

Petra Stefanova, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Petra Stefanova is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in Anthropology.

Michelle Tarbell, Undergraduate Research Apprentice (2015)


Michelle is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in History and Classical Civilizations with a concentration in museology and education.

Daniel Fisher

Magnes Graduate Fellow (2014-2015)

Daniel Fisher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.

Xinyi Chen

Undergraduate Intern (Cornell University)
Xinyi Chen

Xinyi Chen is an undergraduate student at Cornell University (Class of 2017). She plans to major in Near Eastern Studies and minor in Jewish Studies.