Max D. Baumgarten (Jack H. Skirball Fellow in Modern Jewish Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles), "What Makes the Neighborhood Jewish?: Contesting and Promoting Gentrification in 1980s Los Angeles." Max will discuss how different Jewish sub-groups -- Orthodox Jews, radical activists, and Soviet immigrants -- perceived, contested, and/or supported gentrification and development in the Fairfax District, a historic Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood, during the 1980s. Max is completing his dissertation "Searching for a Stake: The Scope of Jewish Politics in Los Angeles from Watts to Rodney King, 1965-1992." He recently published an article, "Beyond the Binary: Los Angeles and a New York State of Mind," in American Jewish History.