Core Faculty

Senior Associate Director of the University Honors Program, Professor of Theater
785-864-4225
Nunemaker Center, Room 201
Jewish popular culture, religious performance, theatre historiography
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-1412
Smith Hall, Room 105

Modern Jewish thought, History of Zionism and the State of Israel, Jewish/Christian relations

Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
785-864-2359
Wescoe Hall, Room 2140

Representation of Jewish life in Russian and East European literature and film (late 19th century to the present), the cultural dialogue and collaboration between Jews and their Slavic neighbors

Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2076

Modern German-Jewish thought; twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and visual culture; the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory; Hegel

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
785-864-7252
Smith Hall, Room 205

Ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and archaeology; Greek and Coptic papyrology

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Slavic Languages & LIteratures, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-2356
Wescoe Hall, Room 4029

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics, general and Jewish folklore, Jewish culture

Lecturer, Academic Program Associate
785-864-6950
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024A

Hebrew

Lecturer of Jewish Studies
785-864-6949
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024

Jewish history, theology, philosophy, film

Lecturer of Jewish Studies
785-864-6948
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024

Modern Jewish history, medieval and early modern European Jewry, East European Jewry, interwar Polish Jewry, the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, the history of Jewish women

Professor of Classics, Director of Jewish Studies
785-864-6828
Wescoe Hall, Room 4024B

Art and archaeology of pre-classical and classical Greece, classical sculpture and architecture, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, early synagogues in the Galilee

 

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
785-864-4665
Smith Hall, Room 104

Hebrew Bible, the ancient Near Eastern world, early Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), early Christianity, historical relations between Christianity and Judaism

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
785-864-5895
Wescoe Hall, Room 4027

History of modern Israel, Israeli politics, Middle-Eastern politics, ethnic politics, urban affairs and local governments, public opinion.

Emeriti Faculty

Professor Emeritus, American Studies
Professor Emerita, English and American Studies

20th-century African-American and Jewish-American literature, cultural studies and American Studies


Welcome Professor Zeedan!
The Jewish Studies Program is delighted to welcome Prof. Rami Zeedan as a new faculty member! Prof. Zeedan holds a Ph.D. in Israeli Studies from the University of Haifa in Israel. His research interests include the history of modern Israel, Israeli politics, Middle-Eastern politics, ethnic politics, urban affairs and local governments, and public opinion. This Fall he is teaching courses on Israeli politics and government, and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
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