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Eric Goldstein
Associate Professor
Department of History; Tam Institute for Jewish Studies
American Jewish history, modern Jewish history


Director of Undergraduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies


Catherine Dana
Senior Lecturer
Department of French & Italian
20th century French, Francophone, and Israeli film; French and Francophone literature, novelist


Miriam Udel
Associate Professor
Department of German Studies
Yiddish language and literature; Yiddish modernism, the rise of the Yiddish novel, American-Jewish literature


Core Faculty



Michael Berger
Associate Professor
Department of Religion
Rabbinic Judaism, Jewish law and ethics


David R. Blumenthal
Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies
Department of Religion
Constructive Jewish theology, medieval Judaism, Jewish mysticism, and Holocaust studies


Oded Borowski
Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies
Biblical archaeology, ancient agriculture, daily life in Biblical times


Michael Broyde

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


William K. Gilders
Associate Professor
Department of Religion
Hebrew Bible, ritual and sacrifice in ancient Israel, early Christianity in its Jewish milieu


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


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


Jeffrey Lesser
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of History
History of Latin America, especially Brazil; ethnic and diaspora studies


Deborah E. Lipstadt
Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies
Department of Religion
History of the Holocaust and Holocaust denial


Gordon Newby
Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies
Islam, Judaism, and Near Eastern Christianity; comparative sacred texts; ancient Near East


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


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


Kenneth Stein
Department of History
Modern Middle Eastern history and politics


Jacob L. Wright
Associate Professor
Candler School of Theology
History and archaeology of ancient Israel, Biblical interpretation, Northwest Semitic languages


Ofra Yeglin
Associate Professor
Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies
Modernist Hebrew poetry, modernism, poetics, Holocaust literature, Israeli culture



Affiliated Faculty



Angelika Bammer
Associate Professor
Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts
19th-20th centuries istory, memory, and memorialization; modalities of love and loss as represented in narratives and other expressive forms


Matthew Bernstein
Professor and Chair
Department of Film & Media Studies
American and international film history, film criticism, research methods


Shai Cohen
Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies


Jonathan K. Crane
Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought
Center for Ethics
Gandhian thought, interfaith dialogue, Jewish ethical perspectives on biomedical, social, political, and warfare issues; comparative religious ethics, Jewish theology law lore


Astrid M. Eckert
Associate Professor
Department of History
Modern Germany, history in the 19th-20th centuries centering on the period after 1945


Mikhail Epstein
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature
Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Cultural and literary theory, the history of Russian literature and philosophy, western and Russian post-modernism, contemporary intellectual trends, semiotics, and linguistics, and new methods and interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities


Shoshana Felman
Department of French and Italian
19th and 20th century French and English literature, literature and psychoanalysis, trauma and testimony, literature and philosophy, law and literature


Jason Francisco
Associate Professor
Department of Visual Arts
Photography as art and as media; the use of images to visualize historical memory; the photographic history of the Shoah; photography and visual culture in relation to war, genocide, and political conflict; non-western histories of photography


Ursula Goldenbaum
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Early modern philosophy and science, German philosophy and esthetics in the 18th century, history of political philosophy, pre-Kantian European Esthetics, Early modern philosophy and science


Peter Höyng
Associate Professor
Department of German Studies
German literature and culture since 1750, focusing on drama within its performance context, German-Jewish topics, and how literature interacts with classical music


Harvey Klehr
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History
Department of Political Science
American communism and Soviet espionage in America


Melvin Konner
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of Anthropology
Biological anthropology, behavioral biology


Carol Newsom
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament
Candler School of Theology
Good and evil in ancient Judaism and early Christianity


Edward Queen
Director, Program in Ethics and Student Leadership
Center for Ethics
Professional and social ethics, religious and ethnic conflict, and civil society


Jill Robbins
Department of Religion
Classical texts; 19th and 20th century thought and critical movements; phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, deconstructions, Russian formalism, semiotics, philosophy of language, and philosophical ethics


Caroline Schaumann
Associate Professor
Department of German Studies
Contemporary German literature and culture,19th-Century Alpine Exploration and Mountaineering, Ecocriticism, Postwar and post-Wall German culture, German-Jewish literature, German cinema


Joseph Skibell
Department of English and Creative Writing Program


Pazit Kahlon Shelnutt
Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies


Paul Wolpe
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics and Director
Center for Ethics
Social, religious, ethical, and ideological impact of technology on the human condition


Visiting Affiliated Faculty



Ralph Buchenhorst
DAAD Visiting Professor, 2016-2018
Department of Philosophy


Cornelia Wilhelm
DAAD Visiting Professor, 2010-2016
Department of History; Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

Nitzan Gilady
Visiting Scholar, Spring 2017
Department of Film and Media Studies

Adam Zachary Newton
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Spring 2017
Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Shlomo Pill
Instructor, Sprint 2017
Tam Institute for Jewish Studies





Mary Jo Duncanson
Academic Department Administrator


Davonte' Biggers
Administrative Assistant


Malory Mibab
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

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