Aleksandra Jakubczak

Aleksandra Jakubczak originally from Warsaw is a doctoral student at Columbia where she conducts her research project about trafficking in Jewish women and discourses surrounding it at the turn of the twentieth century. She is particularly interested in studying how growing women’s mobility provoked exaggerated fears in Jewish society that had been already experiencing a crisis entailed by urbanization, industrialization, secularization, and mass migration.

This section of the project has been supported by The History in Action Project Award granted by History Department of Columbia University. The archival research for this project has been sponsored by the budgetary resources for scientific research in years 2015-2019, awarded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the project “Poles and Jews fighting the traffic in women: Polish lands in comparative perspective” coordinated by Aleksandra Jakubczak.