UNC Jewish Studies Faculty
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|Yaakov Ariel, Associate Director for the Center and Professor, Department of Religious Studies. Areas of research: Jewish-Christian relations; Mission to the Jews and Jewish conversions to Christianity; new Jewish religious movements; American Judaism.
Phone: 919-962-3930 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Karen Auerbach, Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of History. Areas of research: modern Jewish history; East European Jewish history; Polish Jews in 19-20th centuries; Jewish publishing in Poland. Email:email@example.com|
|Flora Cassen, MA and Sonja van der Horst Fellow in Jewish History and Culture, assistant professor, Department of History. Areas of research: Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History, European history from 10th – 18th centuries.
|Marcie Cohen Ferris, Associate professor, Department of American Studies, and Coordinator of Southern Studies. Areas of research: history of the Jewish south; American Jewish women’s history; American Jewish culture; and the foodways and material culture of the American South.
Phone: 919-843-9881 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael A. Figueroa, Lecturer, Department of Music. Areas of research: Israeli and Palestinian music and culture; history of Jerusalem; modern Hebrew literature; music and memory of al-Andalus; cultural performance; cultural geography; music and violence. Email: email@example.com
|Andrea Dara Cooper, Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought, and assistant professor, Department of Religious Studies. Areas of research: modern Jewish thought; gender studies; continental philosophy; medieval Jewish philosophy and mysticism; cultural studies.
|Maria DeGuzman, Professor and Director of Latina/o Studies,
Department of English and Comparative Literature. Co-chair, Hispano-, Latin American-, Latina/o-Jewish Cultural Production Working Group
|Gregory Flaxman, Associate Professor, Department of English and Adjunct Professor, Department of Communications Studies.
|Jonathan M. Hess, Moses M. and Hannah L. MalinDistinguished Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies. Areas of research: German-Jewish literature, culture and history.
| Joseph Lam, Assistant Professor of Biblical Hebrew, Department of Religious Studies. Areas of research: Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context; linguistic approaches to Biblical Hebrew; comparative Semitic grammar; ritual and cult in the ancient Near East; metaphor in religious language.
Phone: (919) 962-3927 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|David Lambert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Department of Religious Studies. Areas of research: Hebrew Bible; ancient Israelite religious practices and society; late Second Temple Judaism; the history of biblical interpretation; development of religious terminology; Western notions of the self and interiority; history of Jewish thought.
Phone: 919-962-5666 Email: email@example.com
| Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, Department of Religious Studies. Areas of research: early Judaism; archaeology of Palestine
Phone: 919-962-3928 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Evyatar Marienberg, E.J. and Sara Evans Associate Professor of Jewish History and Culture. Areas of research: Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish law; contemporary Catholicism; regulation of sexuality; social history in the Middle Ages; rituals; reception of Vatican II.
Phone: 919-962-3939 Email: email@example.com
|Rosa Perelmuter, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Areas of research: Colonial Spanish American literature, contemporary Spanish American narrative, Latino literature and culture, and Jewish Cuba.
Phone: (919) 604-5858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Yaron Shemer, Levine/Sklut Fellow in Jewish Studies, associate professor of Modern Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture in the Department of Asian Studies. Areas of research: Ethnic studies, cultural studies, Israeli culture and society, Middle Eastern cinema.
Phone: 919-962-5428 Email: email@example.com
|Hanna Sprintzik, Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, Department of Asian Studies.
|Martin Sueldo, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Languages.
|Ruth von Bernuth, Director, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and associate professor of early modern German Studies (1500-1750), Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Areas of research: Medieval and Early modern German and Yiddish literature; folly literature and culture; disability studies.
|Emeriti||Christopher Browning, Department of History. Area of research: history of the holocaust.|
|Madeline Levine, Department of German and Slavic Languages and Literatures.|