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Academic Leadership for 2020-2021:

Director
Ruth-von-Bernuth2.2014web
Ruth von Bernuth,Seymour & Seymour & Carol Levin Distinguished Term Professor, professor of early modern German Studies (1500-1750), Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Areas of research: German and Yiddish literature, early modern Europe. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email: dir_jewishstudies@unc.edu
Staff
 Karen-Gajewski.2014web Karen M. Gajewski, M.A., communications/operations director. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email: kgajewski@unc.edu
 

Vacant, administrative assistant/accounting tech. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email: jewishstudies@unc.edu

 

Tine Rassalle: Graduate Student Assistant, 2020-2021. Email: jewishstudiesintern@unc.edu

 

 

Directors

2013-present
Ruth von Bernuth,
director, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Seymour & Carol Levin Distinguished Term Professor, and 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. Bio Email: dir_jewishstudies@unc.edu

 

2003-2013
Jonathan M. Hess.
Also previously chair, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Malkin Distinguished Professor of Jewish History and Culture. Areas of research: German-Jewish literature, culture and history. Learn more about Jonathan’s contributions to the Center and the University.

 

2003 – Founding Director
Jonathan Hartlyn
, Kenneth J. Reckford Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science. Areas of research: comparative politics of Latin America, especially with relation to questions of democratization, political institutions, and state-society relations. Bio

 

Acting Directors
2017-2018: Michele Rivkin-Fish
2006-2007: Jeff Spinner-Halev