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Daniel J Schroeter

Department of History 1018 HellerH 271 19th Ave S


  • North Africa
  • Jewish History-Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • Moroccan History

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Near Eastern Studies, University of Manchester, 1984.


  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “Identity and Nation: Jewish Migration and Inter-Community Relations in the Colonial Maghreb,” in La bienvenue et l’adieu: Migrants juifs et musulmans au Maghreb (XVe-XXe siècle), vol. I : Temps et espaces, Actes du colloque d’Essaouira: Migrations, identité et modernité au Maghreb, 17-21 mars 2010, ed. Frédéric Abécassis, Karima Dirèche and Rita Aouad (Casablanca: Éditions La Croisée des Chemins/Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2012), 125-139.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. and Emily Gottreich, editors. Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011).
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. The Sultan’s Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002). Arabic edition, Yahudi al-Sultan: al-Maghrib wa-‘alam al-Yahud al-Sifarad (Rabat: Mohammed V University-Agdal, Publications of Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, 2011).
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “In Search of Jewish Farmers: Jews, Agriculture, and the Land in Rural Morocco,” in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil, ed. Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2011), 143-159.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “Views from the Edge: Jews in Moroccan Rural Society (Ighil n’Ogho, 1917-1998)” in Hikrei Ma‘arav u-Mizrah: Studies in Language, Literature and History Presented to Joseph Chetrit, ed. Yosef Tobi and Dennis Kurzon (Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing, 2011), vol. 2, 171-192.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “The Shifting boundaries of Moroccan Jewish Identities,” Jewish Social Studies 15, 1 (2008): 145-164.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “From Sephardi To Oriental: The “Decline” Theory of Jewish Civilization in The Middle East and North Africa,” in The Jewish Contribution to Civilization: Reassessing an Idea, ed. Richard Cohen and Jeremy Cohen (Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007), 125-148.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “On the Origins and Identity of Indigenous North African Jews,” in North African Mosaic: A Cultural Reappraisal of Ethnic and Religious Minorities, ed. Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007), 164-177.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. and Joseph Chetrit, “Emancipation and its Discontents: Jews at the Formative Period of Colonial Rule in Morocco,” Jewish Social Studies 13, 1 (2006): 170-206.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “La décourverte des Juifs berbères” in Relations Judéo-Musulmanes au Maroc: perceptions et réalités, ed. Michel Abitbol (Paris: Editions Stavit, 1997), 169-187. Arabic translation: “Iktishaf al-Yahud al-Amazigh,” Qira’at, nº 4 (Spring 2006): 16-35.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “From Dhimmis to Colonized Subjects: Moroccan Jews and the Sharifian and French Colonial State” in Jews and the State: Dangerous Alliances and the Perils of Privilege, ed. Ezra Mendelsohn, Studies in Contemporary Jewry 19 (2003): 104-123.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. Merchants of Essaouira: Urban Society and Imperialism in Southwestern Morocco, 1844-1886 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). Arabic edition, Tujjar al-Sawira: al-mujtama‘ al-hadariyya wa-l-imbiriyaliyya fi janub gharb al-Maghrib, 1886-1844, trans. Khalid Ben Srhir (Rabat: Mohammed V University, Publications of Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, 1997). Recipient of the Moulay Rachid National Book Prize for best translated book of the year, 1997.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. “Slave Markets and Slavery in Moroccan Urban Society,” in The Human Commodity: Perspectives on the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade, ed. Elizabeth Savage (London: Frank Cass, special issue of Slavery and Abolition13, 1 (1992): 185-213.
  • Schroeter, Daniel J. and Paul Pascon. “Le cimetière juif d’Iligh, 1751-1955: étude des épitaphes comme documents d’histoire demographique,” in Paul Pascon, A. Arrif, D. Schroeter, M. Tozy, H. Van Der Wusten, La Maison d’Iligh et l’histoire sociale du Tazerwalt (Rabat: Société Marocaine des Editeurs Réunis, 1984), 113-140.

Research Activities

  • Morocco and the Jews during Vichy and World War II.
  • The transformations of Moroccan Jewish communities from early modern times through the 20th century.


  • Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC. 2014-2015
  • Fellowship, University of California Humanities Research Institute, Fall 2007 and Fall 1997
  • U.S. Distinguished Lecturer, Fulbright Scholar Program, Morocco, March 2007
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for University Teachers for Research, 1989-90

Courses Taught

  • HIST 3960: North Africa since 1500: Islam and Colonialism
  • HIST 5540/ 8540: The Maghrib - Mediterranean and African Encounters
  • HIST 3512: History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, Politics (undergraduate)
  • HIST 1000W/3000W: Jerusalem: Jews, Christians, & Muslims in the Contested City, Ancient to Modern Times
  • HIST 3511: Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700
  • HIST 3778: Jews of the Islamic Mediterranean and Christian Europe, 7th-17th Centuries
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