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UW Honors features class by Devin Naar that explores the layers of Seattle’s Central District

August 22, 2023

Issac Alhadeff Professor Devin Naar

Devin Naar

An experiential learning class taught by Jackson School faculty Devin Naar is featured by the University of Washington Honors program in an article titled, “Exploring layers of Seattle’s Central District.

Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

The immersive Interdisciplinary Honors seminar, “Seattle’s ‘Color Line’ and Mediterranean Imprints on the Pacific Northwest,” held in spring quarter, explored Sephardic encounters with U.S. immigration and naturalization policies, their establishment of new communities, their civic engagement in the city, and ways their presence contributed to defining the boundaries between who is “white” and who is not.