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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Faculty List

Professors

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Robert H. Abzug

Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Audre & Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies

zug@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7240  |  GAR 2.108

Education   

Ph.D., History, 1977, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Social Reform and Religious Life in Antebellum America, America and the Holocaust, and the Interpenetration of Religion and Psychology in Modern American culture

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Miriam Bodian

Professor

bodian@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-4358  |  GAR 2.104A

Education   

Ph.D., 1988, Hebrew University

Interests

  Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions; post-Expulsion Sephardic Jewry; Jews and the Reformation

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David Crew

Professor

dfcrew@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7232  |  GAR 2.126

Education   

Ph.D., 1975, Cornell University

Interests

  history of popular culture and consumerism in twentieth-century Germany and Europe, the history and politics of memory, and the visual history of Germany in the twentieth century

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David Eaton

Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor in Natural Resource Policy Studies

eaton@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.471.8972  |  SRH 3.204

Education   

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Interests

  U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas

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Jo Ann Hackett

Professor

hackett@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-6951  |  CAL 501B

Education   

Ph.D., Harvard University
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John Hoberman

Professor

hoberman@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6368  |  BUR 322

Education   

Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race.

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Naomi E. Lindstrom

Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies; Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture

lindstrom@austin.utexas.edu  |  512..475.6316  |  CLA 2.402C and BEN 4.144

Education   

Ph. D., Arizona State University

Interests

  Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Latin American Jewish Studies, On-Line Scholarly Resources, Translation, and Sociology of the Arts.

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Joan Neuberger

Professor

neuberger@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7219  |  GAR 2.102

Education   

Ph.D., 1985, Stanford University

Interests

  modern Russian culture in social and political context

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Mary Neuburger

Professor

burgerm@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7220  |  BUR 452

Education   

Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington

Interests

  Modern eastern Europe with a specialization in southeastern Europe. Urban culture, consumption, commodity exchange, gender and nationalism.

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Ami Pedahzur

Professor, Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies

pedahzur@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-1452  |  MEZ 3.140

Education   

Ph.D., University of Haifa, Israel

Interests

  Israeli society and politics, The IDF, terrorism, counterterrorism, political radicalism.

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L. Michael White

Professor; Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins

lmwhite@utexas.edu  |  512-232-1438  |  WAG 212

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Interests

  Archaeology of ancient Synagogues; New Testament and Christian origins; social context of Jews and Christians in the Graeco-Roman period; Graeco-Roman Religion

Associate Professors

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Pascale Bos

Associate Professor

pascalebos@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-6373  |  BUR 314

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests

  20th-century Comparative Western European and US literature; cultural studies, gender and memory, autobiography, Holocaust (history/culture/literature), sexual violence in armed conflict

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Karen Grumberg

Associate Professor

keren@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-5134  |  WMB 6.116

Education   

Ph.D.- 2004, University of California- Los Angeles

Interests

  Contemporary Hebrew literature and comparative Jewish literatures (Hebrew, French, English)

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Michael P Harney

Associate Professor

harney@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
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Tracie M. Matysik

Associate Professor

matysik@austin.utexas.edu  |  475-7521  |  GAR 3.402

Education   

Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University
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Martha G. Newman

Associate Professor

newman@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-8660  |  BUR 406 / GAR 3.408

Education   

Ph.D., 1988, Stanford University

Interests

  Medieval Christian monasticism; monastic miracle collections and monastic attitudes toward women and the poor

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Esther Raizen

Associate Professor

raizen@austin.utexas.edu  |  GEB 3.212

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Jonathan Schofer

Associate Professor

jonschofer@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  Rabbinic literature; ethics; Jewish law; mysticism.

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Alexander Weinreb

Associate Professor

aweinreb@prc.utexas.edu  |  512-471-0437  |  CLA 2.620E

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests

  Social and political demography, data collection methods, sociology of Judaism

Assistant Professors

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Jonathan Kaplan

Assistant Professor

jonathan.kaplan@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-9453  |  CAL 503

Education   

Ph.D. 2010, Harvard University

Interests

  Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Judaism, Midrash, Literary Theory

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Tatjana Lichtenstein

Assistant Professor

lichtens@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-475-6171  |  GAR 0.110

Education   

Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada

Interests

  Twentieth century Eastern European history, Nationalism, Minorities and state-building, Zionist movement in the Bohemian Lands

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Adi Raz

Clinical Assistant Professor

adi.raz@austin.utexas.edu  |  475-6644  |  WMB 5.140

Education   

Ed.D.- 2009, Jewish Theological Seminary

Interests

  Teaching Hebrew as a second language to students with language learning disabilities; Jewish education

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Rebecca Rossen

Assistant Professor

r-rossen@austin.utexas.edu  |  512.232.7153

Education   

Ph.D.(2006), Northwestern University

Interests

  Ethnicity, nationality, and gender in performance; Jewish identity in American dance and media; Holocaust performance

Senior Lecturers

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Yitskhok (Itzik) N. Gottesman

Senior Lecturer

itzikgottesman@utexas.edu  |  512-232-6366  |  BUR 308

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Interests

  Yiddish language, culture, theater, and drama; Jewish folklore; east European Jewish music

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Suzanne Seriff

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology; Independent Museum Curator and Consultant

sseriff@mail.utexas.edu  |  232-1560  |  2.112C

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Anthropology of Museum Representation; Representation of Jews in American Public Culture (museums, world's fairs, cartoons, theatre, literature); American Jewish Visual and Folk Culture; Texas Jews; The Galveston Movement.

Lecturers

Christopher Ernst

Lecturer

cernst@austin.utexas.edu  |  CLA 2.402D

Education   

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Karen R King

Lecturer

k.rking@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-9016

Education   

Ph. D., The University of Texas at Austin
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Amelia Weinreb

Lecturer

amy.weinreb@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Other faculty

Barak Ben Zur

Visiting Professor

uriadler@inter.net.il  |  CLA 4.416

Julia Chaitin

AICE Visiting Israeli Professor

juliachaitin@gmail.com  |  CLA 4.414

Ofir Touché Gafla

Visiting Israeli Artist

grimus@bezeqint.net  |  CLA 4.416

Sebastián Klor

Postdoctoral Fellow

sebiklor@gmail.com  |  CLA 4.410

Education   

Ph.D., University of Haifa

Professors Emeriti

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Aaron Bar-Adon

Professor Emeritus

bar-adon@austin.utexas.edu  |  471-3594  |  WMB 6.132

Education   

Ph.D., Hebrew University
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Robert King

Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

rking@austin.utexas.edu  |  923-3502  |  CAL 507

Education   

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Interests

  Historical Linguistics; Yiddish; Languages of India.

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Harold Liebowitz

Professor Emeritus

liebowitz@utexas.edu  |  475-6786  |  WMB 6.126

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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Abraham Marcus

Professor Emeritus

amarcus@uts.cc.utexas.edu  |  512-475-7229  |  GAR 3.406

Education   

Ph.D., 1979, Columbia University

Interests

  Arab and Ottoman history; Islamic history; social history of the Middle East; music cultures of the Middle East

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Seth Wolitz

Professor Emeritus, L. D., Marie and Edwin Gale Chair Emeritus of Judaic Studies

slwolitz@mail.utexas.edu  |  512-471-5531  |  HRH 3.114A

Education   

Ph.D., Yale University

Interests

  French, Jewish studies, Yiddish, and Afro-Antillian literature

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