Core Faculty

Senior Associate Director of the University Honors Program, Professor of Theater
Nunemaker Center, Room 201
Jewish popular culture, religious performance, theatre historiography
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Smith Hall, Room 105

Modern Jewish thought, History of Zionism and the State of Israel, Jewish/Christian relations

Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Wescoe Hall, 2140

Representation of Jewish life in Russian and East European literature and film (late 19th century to the present), the cultural dialogue and collaboration between Jews and their Slavic neighbors

Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2076

Modern German-Jewish thought; twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and visual culture; the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory; Hegel

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Smith Hall, Room 205

Ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and archaeology; Greek and Coptic papyrology

Director of Jewish Studies,, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 4029

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture

Lecturer, Academic Program Associate
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024A


Lecturer of Jewish Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024

Jewish history, theology, philosophy, film

Lecturer of Jewish Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024

Modern Jewish history, medieval and early modern European Jewry, East European Jewry, interwar Polish Jewry, the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, the history of Jewish women

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Smith Hall, Room 104

Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near Eastern world, early Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), early Christianity, historical relations between Christianity and Judaism

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 4027

History of modern Israel, Israeli politics, Middle-Eastern politics, ethnic politics, urban affairs and local governments, public opinion.

Emeriti Faculty

Professor Emeritus, American Studies
Professor Emerita, English and American Studies

20th-century African-American and Jewish-American literature, cultural studies and American Studies

Professor Emeritus, Classics, Jewish Studies, Women Gender & Sexuality Studies

Art and archaeology of pre-classical and classical Greece, classical sculpture and architecture, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, early synagogues in the Galilee


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