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Sephardic Studies Prof. Devin Naar featured in Emmy-nominated TV series

April 27, 2016

Lea Michele expresses surprise upon learning about her family roots from UW Sephardic Studies Chair, Professor Devin Naar (whose partial profile is visible). Still from the trailer for the current season of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Episode to air May 1 at 9 pm EST. Check local listings from your cable provider for air time in your area.

What does the TV star of Glee and celebrity Lea Michele have in common with the Jackson School of International Studies?

Professor Devin Naar, who heads Sephardic Studies at University of Washington.

Together they journey into Lea Michel’s Sephardic roots in what is now modern-day Greece, on an episode of the Emmy-nominated TV Series by TLC: Who Do You Think You Are?

The full episode airs on on May 1.

Read the full press release here