Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Dr. Naomi Lindstrom appointed as Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Cultures

Prof. Naomi LindstromDr. Naomi Lindstrom of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has been named the Gale Family Foundation Professor in Jewish Arts and Cultures. Dr. Lindstrom is the first faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts to receive this honor. This professorship is funded by the Gale Family and was created to support the faculty holder’s teaching and research, lectures and other events related to the understanding and interpretation of Jewish music, art, dance, theatre, and other aspects of the arts. Dr. Lindstrom has been recognized as one of the most deserving members of the Jewish Studies faculty, and a highly notable scholar in the field of the professorship.

Dr. Lindstrom is the Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and the manager of the website for the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, and she is in charge of developing the Edwin Gale Collaborative for the Study of Jewish Life in the Americas.