Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Steering Committee, 2018-19


Miriam Bodian, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Historical Studies at UT Austin, is the author of Dying in the Law of Moses: Crypto-Jewish Martyrdom in the Iberian World (Indiana University Press, 2007) and Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam (Indiana University Press, 1997). Her research interests include the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, post-Expulsion Sephardic Jewry, and Jews and the Reformation. Professor Bodian's faculty web page.

Program Coordinator

Joan Neuberger is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies modern Russian culture in social and political context, with a focus on the politics of the arts. She is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900-1914 (University of California Press, 1993), and Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). Her new book, This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia, was published by Cornell University Press in March 2019. She is the Editor of the History Department's public history website, Not Even Past, and co-host, with Christopher S. Rose, of the history podcast series, 15 Minute History. She is also Editor of the Thinking in Public: Public Scholarship at UT Austin website. Professor Neuberger’s faculty web page.

Steering Committee


Downloadable list of past steering committees.