Core Faculty

Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow
785-864-2408
Wescoe Hall, room #4030

Gender, security, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Senior Associate Director of the University Honors Program, Professor of Theater
785-864-4225
Nunemaker Center, Room 201
Jewish popular culture, religious performance, theatre historiography
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-1412
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
785.864.2359
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

Director of Jewish Studies,, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic Languages & Literatures
785-864-2356
Wescoe Hall, Room 4029

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

Lecturer, Academic Program Associate
785-864-6950
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024A

Hebrew

Lecturer of Jewish Studies
785-864-6949
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024

Jewish history, theology, philosophy, film

Lecturer of Jewish Studies
785-864-6948
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
785-864-4665
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
785-864-5895
Wescoe Hall, Room 4027

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

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