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Robert H. Abzug

Founding Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Audre & Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies. Co-Director of the Gale Collaborative on Jewish Life in the Americas |
512-475-7240 |
GAR 3.310

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 |
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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Davida H Charney


Education: Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University

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David Crew

Professor |
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 |
512.471.8972 |
SRH 3.204

Education: PhD, 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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Michael P Harney

Professor |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 3.148

Education: Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature, Comparative literature, literary theory, cultural theory.

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John Hoberman

Professor |
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 Lindstrom

Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Culture; Co-Director, Gale Collaborative for the Study of Jewish Life in the Americas |
512.471.4936 |
BEN 4.144

Education: Ph. D., Arizona State University

Interests: Gender and the Study of Latin American Literature, Literary Translation, Comparative Study of Jewish Life in the Americas (Latin America, U.S., Canada)

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Joan Neuberger

Professor |
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 |
512-475-7220 |
BUR 452

Education: Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington

Interests: Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria, food history, urban culture, consumption, gender, identity

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Ami Pedahzur


Education: Ph.D., University of Haifa, Israel

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L. Michael White

Professor; Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins |
512-232-1438 |
BUR 502-12

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 |
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

Center Director, Associate Professor

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

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

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Tatjana Lichtenstein

Faculty |
512-475-6171 |
GAR 0.110/CLA 2.402C

Education: Ph.D. 2009, 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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Tracie M. Matysik

Associate Professor |
475-7521 |
GAR 3.402

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

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Julia Mickenberg

Faculty |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 456

Education: Ph. D., University of Minnesota

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Martha G. Newman

Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Religious Studies |
512-475-8660 |
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 |
GEB 3.212

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

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Rebecca Rossen

Associate Professor |

Education: Ph.D.(2006), Northwestern University

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

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Jonathan Schofer

Associate Professor |
512-232-8382 |
Burdine 524

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Classical Rabbinic and Medieval Judaism, Hebrew Bible, law, ethics, mysticism, biblical interpretation (midrash)

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Alexander Weinreb

Associate Professor |
512-471-0437 |
CLA 2.620E

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Social and political demography, data collection methods

Assistant Professors

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Jonathan Kaplan

Assistant Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies |
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, History of Biblical Interpretation, Utopian Studies

Senior Lecturers

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Yitskhok (Itzik) N. Gottesman

Senior Lecturer |
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, Jewish American immigrant life

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Suzanne Seriff

Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology; Independent Museum Curator and Consultant |
232-1560 |

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.


Anat Maimon

Lecturer |
512-475-6467 |
CAL 408

Interests: Hebrew Language, Israeli culture

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Amelia Weinreb

Lecturer |
CLA 4.412

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professors Emeriti

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Aaron Bar-Adon

Professor Emeritus |
471-3594 |
WMB 6.132

Education: Ph.D., Hebrew University

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Jo Ann Hackett

Professor |
471-6951 |
CAL 501B

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Robert King

Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus |
923-3502 |
CAL 507

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin

Interests: Historical Linguistics; Yiddish; Languages of India.

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Harold Liebowitz

Professor Emeritus |
475-6786 |
WMB 6.126

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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Abraham Marcus


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 |
512-471-5531 |
HRH 3.114A

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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