Allison Schottenstein

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Currently a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, Allison Schottenstein possesses a broad range of experience as a teacher, editor, and writer. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati and the Department of History at UT Austin, she has graded essays and exams, administered review sessions, and held office hours for classes of up to 300 students. Allison Schottenstein has spoken at the American Jewish Archives, the American Academy of Religion, and the Central Texas Colloquium on Religion.

Allison Schottenstein presently works as an editor for the Cincinnati-based company Scholar Compass, assisting students with the writing of essays for applications to first-tier universities. Her book reviews appear in the online magazine Pop Matters, including recent critiques on The Politics of Literature in Nazi Germany: Books in the Media Dictatorship by Jan-Pieter Barbian translated by Kate Sturge, Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman by Mark Cohen, and The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews.

Since beginning her doctorate coursework at UT Austin, Allison Schottenstein has won several honors for her contributions to the Jewish studies field, among them the 2014 R. Gordon and Louis Appleman Graduate Fellowship from the Schusterman Center at UT Austin, American Jewish Archives' The Rabbi Theodore S. Levy Tribute Fellowship and The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship 2013-2014, Fellowship to attend “The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization - Northwestern University” (Summer of 2013)and the American Jewish Historical Society’s Ruth B. Fein Prize for 2013-2014.

Outside of her scholarly pursuits, Allison Schottenstein enjoys collecting vintage Jewish items, including books. She has a collection of more than 450 dreidels.

  • Work
    • Pop Matters
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Austin