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C. Beth Burch

Professor

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

    • Reviving Bernard Malamud's Reputation
    • American Jewish Women Writers
    • Jewish American Short Fiction
    • Grammar in Writing Studies
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Assaf Harel

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies/ Associate Director of the Center for Israel Studies

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • Settlement Movements
  • Messianism
  • Ethnography of Israel - Palestine
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Douglas F. Jones

Visiting Assistant Professor/ Coordinator of Religious Studies

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • European Reformation, 16th and 17th Century England, Religious Dissent, Methods in the Study of Religion
  • Reception of foundational or orthodox religious texts by supposedly radical Christian groups
  • Sixteenth-century debates over Protestant biblical interpretation
  • New religious movements in twentieth-century America
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Jonathan Karp

Associate Professor; Associate Professor/ Undergraduate Director of Judaic Studies

History; Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • Jewish Economic and Cultural History
  • Christian-Jewish Relations
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Michael Kelly

Visiting Assistant Professor

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • The social and religious history of the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages
  • "Fall" of the Roman Empire
  • The relationship between history, law and literature
  • Philosophy of history / Historical Theory
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Lior Libman

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies/ Associate Director of the Center for Israel Studies

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Israeli Literature
  • Kibbutz and Socialist-Zionism's Literature
  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Literature and Cultural History in the formative years of Israeli statehood
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Shay Rabineau

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies/ Associate Director of the Center for Israel Studies

Judaic Studies

Research Interests

  • Israel/Palestine, Middle East Walking and Pilgrimage Routes
  • Israeli Environmental History
  • Historical Geography of the Middle East
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Affiliated Faculty

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Bat-Ami Bar On

Professor; Director

Philosophy; The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Research Interests

  • War and Terrorism
  • Political Theory
  • Democratic Theory
  • Feminist Theory
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Bryan Kirschen

Assistant Professor

Linguistics Program; Romance Languages and Literatures; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Language Variation
  • Documentary Linguistics
  • Language Ideologies
  • Sephardic Studies
  • Aljamiado Texts
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Kent F. Schull

Associate Professor; History Chair

History

Research Interests

  • History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Modern Middle East History
  • Palestine-Israel
  • Turkey
  • Criminal Justice in the Middle East
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