David Myers

Director

David Myers is a Professor and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA. He has written extensively in the fields of modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history, with a particular interest in the history of Jewish historiography. He has previously served as Robert N. Burr Chair of the History Department and as director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.

Email: myers[at]history.ucla.edu

Maia Ferdman

Programs and Administration Manager

Maia is the Programs and Administration Manager at the Luskin Center for History and Policy. Since graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Global Studies and M.A. in Latin American Studies, she has worked as a facilitator, educator, and community-builder with a specialty in intergroup relations and program management.

Maia believes deeply in the power of history and historical analysis to inform our present and help guide our decisions about the future. Maia is responsible for the daily management of the Luskin Center for History and Policy. She works under the direction of the Center director to implement Center initiatives and activities, and to manage community outreach and engagement.

Email: maia[at]history.ucla.edu

Lindsay King

Digital Engagement and Communications Manager

Lindsay is the Digital Engagement and Communications Manager at the Luskin Center for History and Policy and a Ph.D. candidate in the UCLA Department of History. She is also the Center’s former Program Associate and Program Coordinator. As engagement and communications manager, she expands academic and community participation in LCHP events and research, and she works to ensure that Luskin Center work has a meaningful impact at all levels of policymaking. Lindsay’s historical research focuses on gender politics, Jewish history, and the history of journalism.

Email: lindsayking[at]ucla.edu