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Academic Leadership for 2022-2023:

Faculty
 

Director

Patricia Rosenmeyer, Seymour & Seymour & Carol Levin Distinguished Term Professor and professor, Department of Classics. Areas of research: archaic Greek poetry; Helen of Troy; ancient Greek epistolary fiction; Hellenistic poetry; archaic, Hellenistic and imperial epigram; Ovid; imperial Greek literature; literary theory; and reception studies. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email: dir_jewishstudies@unc.edu

 

Associate Director

Michele Rivkin-Fish, associate professor, Department of Anthropology. Areas of research: Medical anthropology, moral economies of medicine and health, gender and health, reproductive politics, health care reform, Russia, United States

Staff
Executive Director

Karen M. Gajewski, M.A. Phone: 919-962-1509 Email: kgajewski@unc.edu

 

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

 

Talya Kravitz: Graduate Student Assistant, 2021-2022.

Annie LeBaron: Lori and Eric Sklut Undergraduate Intern, 2021-2022.

Email: jewishstudiesintern@unc.edu

 

Directors

2013-2022
Ruth von Bernuth,
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

 

 

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