Jessica Roda is a 2016-2018 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at CEREV & CaPSL in collaboration with Heyman Center for Humanities, Columbia University. With a background in musicology, ethnomusicology and anthropology from France and Canada, her research interests centre on the creation and the representation of ethnic and religious identities after social rupture of filiation in the aftermath of war, omission and repression, on heritage-making as well as on intercultural and interreligious dialogue.expand
At CaPSL she will investigate the ruptures and reconstruction of kinship ties among Ex-Ultra Orthodox Jews of Montreal and New York City. An author of over twenty articles, Jessica presents at conferences regularly in French, English and Portuguese as a guest researcher (USA, Brazil, Japan, France) and as a speaker in the academic, associative, community, and cultural milieu. Co-editor with Daniela Moisa of the book Heritage and Cultural Diversity (2015, Presses de l’Université du Québec), she is also Research Associate at the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies and the Groupes Sociétés, Religions et Laïcités (CNRS, GSRL). She has a long experience in collaborative research with festivals and museums promoting Jewish identity in France and Canada.