Jessica Roda

Postdoctoral Fellow

Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist (Ph.D Paris Sorbonne-Université de Montréal), Jessica Roda currently serves as a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Concordia University, Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence). Her research interests include the subjects of kinship, religion, cultural heritage as well as intercultural and interreligious dialogue. During her residency at the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University (Spring 2017), she will investigate ruptures and reconstruction of kinship ties among ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City. Jessica has published widely including co-editing, along with Daniela Moisa, Heritage and Cultural Diversity (Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2015). Her forthcoming book Se réinventer au présent. L’expérience judéo-espagnole en France, famille, communauté et patrimoine musical, which won the UQÀM-Respatrimoni prize, is to be published by the University of Rennes Press in 2017. Jessica is a regular presenter at academic conferences, community gatherings, and cultural events.