Jewish Studies Center

Associated Faculty

Faculty affiliated with Jewish Studies come from a range of disciplines, including Anthropology, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Modern Languages, and Sociology. The conversations initiated across these fields and between faculty, students of all backgrounds, and community members, bring to bear new perspectives on traditional areas of study and reflection.

Associated Faculty

Jessica Lang, Co-Director, Jewish Studies Center

Professor; early American fiction; Jewish American literature; women's fiction and composition

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Andrew Sloin, Co-Director, Jewish Studies Center

Associate Professor; Russian; East European; Soviet and Jewish history

Ruth Adler, Modern Languages

Professor; Hebrew and Comp. Lit.; Hebrew Literature; Jewish-American and Yiddish Literature; Sociopsychological Approaches to Literature; Pedagogy

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Esther Allen, Modern Languages

Professor; Literary Translation; Translation Studies; Ecolinguistics; 19th and 20th-century Latin American Literature; 19th and 20th-century French Literature

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Roslyn Bernstein, Journalism

Professor Emeritus; Urban reporting; arts; culture; feature writing. Former Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program

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Debra Caplan, Theater

Associate Professor; world theater; Yiddish theater and drama; theatrical travel and Jewish performance culture. Prof. Caplan teaches JWS 3060: Immigration in Theater and Film and regularly mentors student theater and independent study projects related to Yiddish and Jewish studies

Associated Faculty Vincent DiGirolamo, History

Associate Professor; 19th and 20th century history; immigration; labor; New York City; childhood

Linda Weiser Friedman, Zicklin School of Business, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics

Professor; Humor Studies; Social Media; Corporate Social Responsibility; Programming Languages; Quantative Research Methods

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Kenneth J. Guest, Anthropology

Professer; globalization, cross-cultural interaction; immigration; religion; New York City



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Gail Levin, Fine and Perfroming Arts                                                  

Professor; 20th and 21st century art history; American Studies; and Women Studies

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Meir Lubetski, Modern Languages

Professor; Hebrew & Comp. Lit.; Ancient Near East Languages and Literature; The Bible World; Past Biblical and Rabbinic Literature



Associated Faculty Katherine Pence, History

Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department;
German and Women’s History
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Michael E. Staub, English

Professor; modern and contemporary literature; American cultural and intellectual history; documentary and nonfiction writing; American ethnic and minority literature; Jewish and Holocaust studies

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Elizabeth Wollman, Music

Asociate Professor; Music History; Ethnomusicology; Popular Music; Fine and Performing Arts


















































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