Core Faculty

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      Michael Berger

      Associate Professor

      Department of Religion

      Rabbinic Judaism, Jewish law and ethics

    • Photo for David R. Blumenthal

      David R. Blumenthal

      Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies

      Department of Religion

      Constructive Jewish theology, medieval Judaism, Jewish mysticism, and Holocaust studies

    • Photo for Oded Borowski

      Oded Borowski


      Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies

      Biblical archaeology, ancient agriculture, daily life in Biblical times

    • Photo for Michael Broyde

      Michael Broyde


      School of Law

      Law and religion, Jewish law and ethics, and comparative religious law

    • Photo for William K. Gilders

      William K. Gilders

      Associate Professor

      Department of Religion

      Cultural history, Hebrew Bible, ritual in ancient Israel and its historical context, sexuality and gender (especially LGBTQ cultures)

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      Sander Gilman

      Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts & Sciences; Professor of Psychiatry

      Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts

      History of medicine and psychiatry, Jewish cultural studies, visual studies, European comparative literary studies, cultural history

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      Hazel Gold

      Associate Professor

      Department of Spanish & Portuguese

      19th-21st century Spanish Peninsular literature and cultures, narrative theory, the urban imaginary in literature and film, Ladino language, and Sephardic and Latin American Jewish studies

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      Jeffrey Lesser

      Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

      Department of History

      History of Latin America, especially Brazil; ethnic and diaspora studies

    • Photo for Deborah E. Lipstadt

      Deborah E. Lipstadt

      Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies

      Department of Religion

      History of the Holocaust and Holocaust denial

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      Gordon Newby


      Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies

      Islam, Judaism, and Near Eastern Christianity; comparative sacred texts; ancient Near East

    • Photo for Ellie R. Schainker

      Ellie R. Schainker

      Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Modern European History

      Department of History; Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

      Russian Jewish history, modern Jewish history, imperial Russian history, history of religious conversions, history of empire and confessional states

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      Don Seeman

      Associate Professor

      Department of Religion; Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

      Anthroplogy of religion, Jewish thought, medical anthropology, Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, phenomenology of religion

    • Photo for Kenneth Stein

      Kenneth Stein


      Department of History

      Modern Middle Eastern history and politics

    • Photo for Jacob L. Wright

      Jacob L. Wright

      Associate Professor

      Candler School of Theology

      History and archaeology of ancient Israel, Biblical interpretation, Northwest Semitic languages

    • Photo for Ofra Yeglin

      Ofra Yeglin

      Associate Professor

      Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies

      Modernist Hebrew poetry, modernism, poetics, Holocaust literature, Israeli culture

    Visiting Affiliated Faculty

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      Ralph Buchenhorst

      DAAD Visiting Professor, 2016-2018

      Department of Philosophy

    • Photo for Reda Mansour

      Reda Mansour

      Visiting Professor, 2017-2019

      Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

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      Shlomo Pill

      Instructor, Spring 2017

      Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

    • Photo for Kate Rosenblatt

      Kate Rosenblatt

      Visiting Professor, 2017-2019

      Tam Institute for Jewish Studies