Allison Schottenstein

Allison Schottenstein

Honored History and Jewish Studies Scholar

Currently employed at Pop Matters, Scholar Compass


Previous: The University Of Texas At Austin, Brandeis University



    A graduate student pursuing a PhD in American history at the University of Texas at Austin, Allison Schottenstein is currently researching and writing a dissertation that examines the Houston, Texas, Jewish community’s response to the Civil Rights Movement. During the course of her doctoral studies, Allison Schottenstein has won several grants and fellowships, including a Southern Jewish Historical Society Grant for 2013-2014 and a 2014 University of Texas at Austin History Department Summer Fellowship. In 2014, she earned induction into the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Allison Schottenstein completed a bachelor of arts with a double major in Near Eastern and Judaic studies and women-gender studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. In recognition of her performance, she won the J.V. Cunningham Award for Best Interdisciplinary Work and the Elsie Witt Award for Excellence in Judaic Studies. Upon earning her master’s degree in American history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, she won the Perry Prize for top master’s thesis in the department. Complementing her scholarly work in American history and Jewish studies, Allison Schottenstein has written articles and reviews featured in multiple publications. She regularly contributes book reviews to the online cultural criticism-and-analysis magazine Pop Matters, wrote a 2014 critique of the essay collection “Aleister Crowley and Western Esotercism” for Inter Mountain West Journal of Religious Studies, and published the article “Jews, Race, and Southerness” in the Race volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.



Book Reviewer

At Pop Matters

From September 2013 to Present


At Scholar Compass

From August 2010 to Present