Social reform and religious life in antebellum America, America and the Holocaust, psychology and religion in modern American culture.
Sephardic Jews in Europe; the history of the Inquisition and the Reformation; informing the broader history of late Medieval and early modern Europe; the Jewish presence in the Atlantic world.
Dutch postwar literature and culture in comparative perspective, especially Jewish literature and literature about WW II (Memory of WW II); German-Jewish literature and history; history and literature of the Holocaust, Holocaust and gender, Holocaust and (trans-generational) trauma.
History of popular culture and consumerism in 20th-century Germany and Europe; history and politics of memory; visual history of Germany in the twentieth century, with a specific focus on photographic representations.
David J. Eaton
Water; natural resources; agriculture; health; urban services; water management in the Jordan River Basin; public administration, management, and dispute resolution.
Contemporary Hebrew literature; comparative Jewish literatures (Hebrew, French, English).
European cultural and intellectual history; Sportwissenschaft; history of ideas about race.
Borderlands; diaspora and migration; gender, sexuality and family; modern Europe; race, Ethnicity and nation; religion and culture.
Naomi E. Lindstrom
Latin American narrative, Latin American Jewish studies.
Modern Russian culture in social and political context.
Mary C. Neuburger
Modern southeastern Europe; ethnic conflict; nationalism; material culture; gender.
Medieval Christian monasticism; monastic miracle collections; monastic attitudes toward women and the poor.
Comparative Semitic linguistics; historical linguistics; syntax; languages in contact; linguistic methodology.
Terrorism, counterterrorism and political extremism.
Esther L. Raizen
Modern and classical Hebrew language, linguistics and literature; Hebrew as a foreign language; Jewish history and culture; computer-assisted instruction and computational linguistics; academic advising and student development.
Teaching Hebrew as second language to students with language learning disabilities; Jewish education.
Jewish identity and American postmodern culture.
Representations of Jews in American public sphere; material culture of American Jewish life; public history and museum studies.
Urban anthropology; cultural anthropology; multiculturalism in Israel.
L. Michael White
Religions of the Roman Empire, focusing heavily on the social context of Jews and Christians in the Graeco-Roman period by blending historical, literary, and sociological research with traditional biblical studies and archaeological field work.
Modern Hebrew language; linguistics; Hebrew as a foreign language’ syntax and spoken Hebrew.