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Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman - see “Lieberman”
F. Barsky, Professor of English,
French and Italian, and Jewish Studies;
B.A. (Brandeis University 1984), M.A., Ph.D. (McGill
University, 1987, 1992)
Bob Barsky specializes in Comparative Literature, especially of the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries. He is particularly interested in Jewish radical
thought of that period. He has published Noam Chomsky:
A Life of Dissent (MIT Press, 1997), which has been translated into nine other languages, The Chomsky Effect (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007), Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Socialist Zionism (MIT Press, in press),
as well as several other collections, editions, and translations on topics
as varied as public intellectuals and the media, refuge affairs, and literary
Professor Barsky is an award-winning teacher and was Vanderbilt's Chancellor
Heard "Professor of the Year" for 2005. His teaching interests
include modern Jewish literature, Jewish radical thinkers, Canadian literature,
and modern literary theory and intellectual history.
Philips Cohen, Assistant Professor
of Jewish Studies and History;
B.A. (University of California, Davis 2001), Ph.D.
(Stanford University 2008)
Julia Phillips Cohen is an Assistant Professor in the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. Her current project focuses on the imperial loyalties and local identities of Ottoman Jews in different urban centers of the eastern Mediterranean. She has received a number of grants to support her work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Institute for Turkish Studies and the American Research Institute in Turkey.
Her publications include “Conceptions rivales du patriotism ottoman : les célébrations juives de 1892" in Esther Benbassa, ed. Itinéraires Sépharades (Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2010), "Sephardic Scholarly Worlds: Toward a Novel Geography of Modern Jewish History," Jewish Quarterly Review 100:3 (Summer 2010) (with Sarah Abrevaya Stein), and several entries on late Ottoman Judeo-Spanish print culture in Norman Stillman, ed. The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).
Cohen received her BA in Spanish and History from the University of California, Davis, and pursued her PhD in Modern Jewish History at Stanford University. Her teaching interests include a variety of topics in modern Jewish history, the comparative urban histories of Europe and the Middle East, Jewish-Muslim relations and the modern Ottoman Empire.
Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller, Associate Professor of French
and Jewish Studies; Licence, Maîtrise
and D.E.A (University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV); Ph.D. (Emory University
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Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century French and Francophone Literature (North African Arab-Muslim and Jewish writers), feminism and Jewish studies, especially the relationship between Jews and Arab-Muslims in France and the way it reflects the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More recently she has been working on the representations of terrorism in Francophone literature. The common denominator in her research is the interrogation of minority and gender identities in the French context.
Her publications include Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World (Routledge, 2010) and Envisager Dieu avec Edmond Jabès (Les éditions du Cerf, 2007), as well as numerous articles on French literature, feminism and Jewish studies. She has at the University of Maryland, Emory University, North Carolina State University and at Duke University. Her work contributes to the ongoing interpretation of this crisis of the French republican model in a pluralistic society that includes the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe.
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Associate Professor of Philosophy
and Jewish Studies;
B.A., M.A. (York [Canada] 1981, 1982), M.A.,
Ph.D. (Toronto 1983, 1987)
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Idit Dobbs-Weinstein is a philosopher with a special interest in Maimonides,
Spinoza, Benjamin, and Adorno. She has published Maimonides
and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason (SUNY Press, 1995), Moses
Maimonides and Medieval Jewish Philosophy, a tape series for The World
of Philosophy (Knowledge
Products, 1996), co-edited Maimonides and His Heritage with Lenn E. Goodman
and James A. Grady (SUNY, 2009), and published numerous articles in her
two fields of medieval and modern philosophy, including a chapter on “Jewish
Philosophy” in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval
Philosophy, ed. Steven
McGrade (Cambridge, 2003). She reads nine languages and is one of our major
resources in linguistic matters. She is currently working on the recovery
of an alternative materialist tradition in the thought of Aristotle and
other projects in critical theory and political philosophy.
Professor Dobbs-Weinstein’s teaching interests include Jewish Philosophy,
Aristotle, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Medieval Philosophy, and critical theory.
Geller, Associate Professor of Modern
Jewish Culture and Jewish Studies;
B.A. (Wesleyan 1975), A.M., Ph.D. (Duke
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An inveterate (not Confederate) Yankee fan, "old original" Jay
Geller taught at the University of Vienna, Bryn Mawr ollege, Princeton
University, Rutgers University, Swarthmore College, and Wesleyan University
before coming to Vanderbilt. In 2001 he was the Fulbright/Sigmund Freud
Society Visiting Scholar in Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum
(Vienna); he has also received DAAD, ACLS, CCACC (Rutgers), ATS fellowships
and participated in two NEH Summer Seminars (on Freud and on Jewish Cultural
Studies). He has published numerous articles on Freud's Jewish identity
in particular, and on the relationship between anti-Semitism and modern
European Jewish identity formation in general. He has co-edited Reading
Freud's Reading and a special issue of American Imago on "Postmemories
of the Holocaust." With Nina Warnke he organized the Vanderbilt conference "On
the Lips of Miriam's Well: Jews / Women / Cultures" (2007). Most recently,
his work has focused on the Shoah and film. His On
Freud's Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions appeared in Fall 2007 from Fordham University
Press. Currently, he is completing a companion manuscript entitled Persistent
Contact: Modernity and the Embodiment of Jewish Identity, also for Fordham.
Professor Geller teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century European
Jewish culture including Freud and the Jews, the Holocaust and contemporary
culture and in theories of religion and the place of Judaism in religious
Ari (Alexander) Joskowicz, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and European Studies; Mag. phil.
(University of Vienna, 2000). Ph.D. (University of Chicago [Chicago, Illinois] 2008)
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Ari Joskowicz specializes in the history of Jews in modern Western and Central Europe. He is currently working on a book that describes how German and French Jews defined their own modernity by criticizing the anti-modern politics of the Catholic Church. Both in his current project and earlier endeavors he is broadly interested in the interplay between secularism, antisemitism, and minority politics since the Enlightenment. He has published articles on Franz Rosenzweig, anti-clericalism among nineteenth-century German Jews, anti-Semitism in modern Europe, and Holocaust commemoration among Vienna's Jews in the 1950s. He also recently collaborated on a translation of G. C. Spivak’s essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” into German. He has received a number of awards including a Lady Davis Grant, a fellowship to the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University, and most recently a fellowship to work on Jewish secularism at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies during spring 2010.
Professor Joskowicz’s teaching interests include a historical comparison of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Catholicism; the Holocaust; Religion and Politics in Europe; and the Idea of Europe.
Shaul Kelner, Director, Associate Professor of Sociology
and Jewish Studies;
B.A.(George Washington University 1992), M.Phil, Ph.D.
(City University of New York 2000 2002)
Shaul Kelner specializes in the sociology of contemporary Jewish experience. His research analyzes how culture and politics intersect to shape Jewish life. His award-winning book, Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli Birthright Tourism (NYU Press, 2010), examines how modern mass travel is being drafted into the service of Jewish nationalism and transnationalism. Other work focuses on social movements as agents of change, and includes studies of the American mobilization to free Soviet Jews (1964-1991) and of the present-day environmental movement in Israel. With a grant from the AVI CHAI Foundation, he is also studying how shifting power dynamics in American Jewish philanthropy are reshaping the landscape of Jewish cultural production. Prof. Kelner received his Ph.D in 2002 from the City University of New York, which he attended as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.
Professor Kelner has been a Fellow of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and a visiting scholar in Tel Aviv University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. For his book, Tours That Bind he is the recipient of the Association for Jewish Studies' 2010 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of Social Science, Anthropology and Folklore.
A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible
and Professor of Jewish Studies; B.A. (Ottawa [Kansas] 1965), M.Div. (California Baptist Theological
Seminary 1968), Dr.Theol. (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 1973)
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Douglas A. Knight is an expert on Hebrew Bible and the culture of ancient
Jewry. Drawing especially on sociohistorical approaches and ideological
criticism, he focuses within Hebrew Bible studies on the social and political
world of the first millennium BCE: the legal Jewish traditions, historical
and prophetic literature, ethics, and the history of biblical interpretation.
He has been active in the Society of Biblical Literature and is co-founder
and steering committee member of the Electronic Tools and Ancient Near
Eastern Archives (ETANA). He has received major awards from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, the National Science
Foundation, and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States
and Canada. At Vanderbilt University he has served as acting dean of the
Divinity School and was for five years the director of the Center for the
Study of Religion and Culture. His lecturing has taken him across the United
States and to Germany, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Japan, and China.
The author and editor of numerous books and articles, he currently serves
as general editor of the series “Library of Ancient Israel.” At present
he is completing a book entitled Law, Power, and Justice
in Ancient Israel (Westminster, John Knox Press) and is working on a commentary on the book
of Joshua for the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series (Cambridge University
Professor Knight’s teaching interests include Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic,
Hebrew Bible, and detailed courses on the figure of Abraham, Hebrew Prophets,
Law and Justice in Ancient Israel, Ethics in the Hebrew Bible, and many
Levine, Carpenter Professor of New Testament
Studies and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies;
A.B. (Smith 1978), A.M., Ph.D.
(Duke 1981, 1984)
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Amy-Jill Levine is an expert in the Bible, Jewish and early Christian culture, and the study of Jesus in the light of his Jewish roots. She has been awarded honorary Doctorates from Christian Theological Seminary, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Drury University, and the University of South Carolina, and major grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her recent publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, the edited collection The Historical Jesus in Context; and the fourteen-volume edited series Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writing. She has recorded "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching Company's "great lectures" series. She has recently completed, with her colleague Douglas Knight, The Meaning of the Bible: What The Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach us; with Marc Brettler, she has co-edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament for Oxford University Press.
A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt" (this was before she became a member of the core faculty in the Program in Jewish Studies!) Levine is an award-winning teacher who combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies. Her special interests include the Bible, the historical Jesus, the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality,and the Jewish context of Christian origins.
Phillip Lieberman, Assistant Professor of
Jewish Studies and Law;
(University of Washington 1990), M.S.E. (London School of Economics
M.A. in Rabbinics and Rabbinic Ordination (Jewish Theological
Seminary of America 2002),
Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University 2007)
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Phil Lieberman is Vanderbilt's 'Mr. Rabbinics'; he is also an historian
of medieval Jewry, particularly Jews in Muslim lands. He came to us from
a research fellowship at New York University and is an expert in Judeo-Arabic
specializing in the history of law and business, particularly as documented
in manuscript materials from the Cairo Geniza. He is a member of the Cairo
Geniza Project at Princeton University and an editor and contributor to
Norman Stillman, ed., The Encyclopedia of Jews in
the Islamic World. He
has also contributed to the Cambridge Dictionary of
Jewish Religion, History
and Culture, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and
Its Reception, and the Oxford
Dictionary of the Middle Ages. He is currently revising a two-volume collection
and analysis of Geniza documents for publication.
His teaching interests include Rabbinics, comparative law in the Middle
East, classical and medieval Jewish history, and Jews in Islamic lands.
Meyer, Associate Director, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies;
B.A. (Kenyon College 1983), M.A. (University of New Mexico 1986), Ph.D.
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Adam Meyer taught for many years at Fisk University before moving to Vanderbilt.
His a specialist in twentieth-century American literature and culture,
particularly the relations between Blacks and Jews. He has published Raymond
Carver (Twayne, 1995), Black-Jewish Relations
in African American and Jewish American Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 2002), and
numerous articles on cross-ethnic American topics, including "The
Persistence of the Pastoral and the Growth of the Gangster: The Urban Jewish-American
Immigrant Novels of Mike Gold and Daniel Fuchs" in Modern
Jewish Studies (1994), and "A Basic Unity of Experiencee: The Jewishness of Ralph
Ellison and the Invisible Man," in Prospects:
An Annual of American Cultural Studies (2000).
Prof. Meyer's teaching interests include Blacks and Jews in American culture,
writings by Holocaust survivors and their children, and American Literature.
He pioneered the "Introduction to Jewish Studies" course that
was first taught in 2008 and is still the gateway course for the Jewish
Paul B. Miller, Assistant Professor of French, Caribbean and Latin American Studies; B.A., M.A. (Maryland 1987, 1991); Ph.D. (Emory 1999)
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After more than a decade as a Spanish professor, Paul Miller was delighted to join the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt in the Fall of 2010. His PhD (Emory, 1999) was in Comparative Literature and he is committed to comparative approaches to the literatures, languages, music and cultures of the Francophone, Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean. His book, Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination, was published in May, 2010 by the University of Virginia Press. In it, he discusses the legacy and re-evaluation of the impact of the Enlightenment in the Caribbean as reflected in six modern Caribbean authors from across linguistic and national boundaries.
Recently he introduced into the curriculum at Vanderbilt a course on Latin American and Caribbean Jewish writers that he has taught in both Spanish and English. He is currently working on a second book project on this topic, tentatively titled “The Dialectics of Tradition and Assimilation in Latin American and Caribbean Jewish Writing.
Jack M. Sasson, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of
Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible and Professor of Classics; B.A. (Brooklyn College 1962), Ph.D. (Brandeis 1966)
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Professor Sasson retired from the University of North Carolina (Chapel
Hill) as its William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religious Studies and came to Vanderbilt where he was quickly enlisted to become the founding Director of Vanderbilt’s Program
in Jewish Studies. His specialty is the Hebrew Bible and the cultures of
the ancient Near East. He is currently president of the International Association
for Assyriology and a past president of the American Oriental Society (1996)
and of the Society of Biblical Literature (SE branch, 1986). He has belonged
to the editorial board of a number of journals and series, among them Biblical
Archaeologist, Mesopotamian Studies, Mari: Annales de recherches interdisciplinaires,
Shofar, Estudios de Asia y Africa, as well as major reference tools such
as The Anchor Bible Dictionary. He has edited the "Bible and Ancient
Near East" pages of the Journal of the American
Oriental Society (1976-1984,
1996-1999) and was the chief editor of Scribner's awards-winning Civilizations
of the Ancient Near East, a 4-volume reference set that appeared in 1995.
He has lectured widely, including recently as a Visiting Professor at the
Sorbonne and also in China, Venice, Israel and the United States. Sasson's
scholarly efforts have clustered around two disciplines: Assyriology, specializing
on the archives found at the Middle-Euphrates town of Mari; and Hebrew
Scripture. He has published commentaries on Ruth (1979, (now also in a
second edition) and the Anchor Bible's Jonah (1989).
His teaching interests include Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Hebrew Bible, Assyrian culture and its impact on ancient Judaism, Jewish Messianism, Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, and Literature of the Ancient Near East.
Allison Schachter, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and
B.A. (Stanford University 1996), Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley
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Allison Schachter specializes in modern Jewish literature and culture, with allied interests in modernism, transnationalism, and diaspora studies. Her research focuses on Jewish writers’ responses to the historical transformations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the rise of nationalism, the forces of secularization, and the upheaval of traditional gender roles. Trained as a comparativist, her research encompasses Hebrew, Yiddish, English, and French literature. She is the author of Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2012). At present she is working on a manuscript entitled Gender, Secularism, and Jewish Modernity. She has received grants in support of her work from the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Foundation of Jewish culture, Vanderbilt University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Her publications include: “The Shtetl and the City: The Origins of Modern Jewish Nostalgia in Shloyme reb khayims and Ba-yamim ha-hem.” Jewish Social Studies. 12.3 (2006); “Dovid Bergelson and the Landscape of Yiddish Modernism.” East European Jewish Affairs. 38.1 (2008); "A Lily Among Bullfrogs: Dahlia Ravikovitch and the Field of Hebrew Poetry." Prooftexts. 28:3 (2008); Modernist Indexicality: The Language of Gender, Race, and Domesticity in Hebrew and Yiddish Modernism," MLQ 72.4 (2011).
She teaches an array of courses in modern Jewish literature, modernism, and literary theory.
Urban, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and
M.A. (Freie Universität Berlin 1993), Ph.D. (Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Professor Urban's discipline is Jewish Intellectual History with a focus on German Jewish thought. Her research addresses the dialectic of secularization and the revalorization of religion in modern culture. She examines approaches to religious practice, concepts, ideas, and experience in contemporary post-traditional settings, employing methods and theories from the study of religion, the sociology and philosophy of religion. Her specific interest is the ongoing process of rethinking and readjusting Judaism and Jewish identity in and to changing cultural contexts, which renders her work relevant for a number of sub-fields such as ethnic, diaspora and minority studies. Another trajectory of her research is Jewish theories of religion that creatively reconsider difference and particularity. Her book Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik (The University of Chicago Press, 2008) reads Martin Buber's appropriation of mystical teachings as an attempt to foster a new practice of reading Jewish sources to facilitate social and spiritual renewal. She is currently working on her second book: Theodicy of Culture and the Jewish Ethos: David Koigen's Contribution to the Sociology of Religion, which examines the concept of ethos as a critical term for both Judaism and the study of religion.
Among the courses offered by Professor Urban are RLST 112 Introduction to Judaism, RLST 203 Jewish Theories of Religion, RLST 220 Jewish Identity in the Modern Period, JS 250 The Problem of Evil in Jewish Thought, JS 255 Zionism: Religion, Politics, and Ethnicity, JS 251 Myth and Mysticism in Modern Jewish Thought
Nina Warnke, Executive Administrator, Vanderbilt Visions;
B.A. (Mount Holyoke College 1983), M.A., Ph.D. (Columbia
University 1988, 2001)
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Nina Warnke came to Vanderbilt from the University of Texas at Austin.
She is a specialist in Yiddish language and literature in Europe and America,
especially Yiddish theater. Her dissertation topic was "Reforming
the New York Yiddish Theater: The Cultural Politics of Immigrant Intellectuals
and the Yiddish Press, 1887-1910." She is currently completing a book
titled From Scorn to Nostalgia: Early American Yiddish
Theater and the Cultural Politics of the Jewish Immigrant Press, and has published articles
on Yiddish theater in New York, Czarist Russia, and elsewhere. Along with
Allison Schachter, she was one of the organizers of the Vanderbilt conference "“Reflections
on Czernowicz 100 Years Later: Yiddish Culture in the Twentieth Century”
(2008) With Jay Geller, she organized the conference "On the Lips
of Miriam's Well: Jews / Women / Cultures" (2007). She has received
research grants from the University of Texas and IREX and was a Fellow
of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000-01.
She has also taught Yiddish and published for YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research in New York City.
Professor Warnke's teaching interests include Yiddish language, Yiddish
literature and culture, history of theater, Shakespeare's Shylock in the
Yiddish Theater, and literature and immigration.
J. Wasserstein, Professor of History
and Eugene Greener, Jr. Professor of Jewish Studies; B.A., Ph.D. (Oxford 1974, 1982)
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Professor Wasserstein came to Vanderbilt from Tel Aviv University’s Department of Middle Eastern and African History, where he taught from 1990 to 2004. He is a historian of Islam, of Judaism in Islam, and of the medieval world. His publications include The Rise and Fall of the Party-Kings: Politics and Society in Islamic Spain 1002-1086 (Princeton University Press, 1985) and The Caliphate in the West: an Islamic Political Institution in the Iberian Peninsula (Oxford, 1993) and numerous articles on topics including Jewish history, Islamic history, and medieval numismatics. His most recent book is The Legend of the Septuagint from Antiquity to Today (Cambridge, 2006); written by David Wasserstein together with his father, the late Abraham Wasserstein.
Professor Wasserstein's teaching interests include medieval Jewish history, Jews in Islamic lands, and an array of other courses on Jewish and Muslims.
Annalisa Azzoni, Assistant
Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East Studies; Laurea (Instituto
Università degli Studi di Milan 1989); Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins 2001)
Gregory F. Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology);
Professor of Anthropology;
Associate Professor of Religion; B.A. (North Carolina School of the Arts 1982); M.A. (Chicago 1992); Ph.D. (Brown 1997)
Joy H. Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology; B.M. (Baylor 1988); M.M. (Illinois 1992); Ph.D. (Duke 1999)
Ann Conklin, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Associate Professor
of Religious Studies; A.B. (Colorado College 1976);
Ph.D. (California, San Francisco 1980)
Cornfield, Professor of Sociology; Acting Director
of the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, A.B., A.M.,
Ph.D. (Chicago 1974, 1977, 1980)
Robert Drews, Professor of Classics; B.A. (Northwestern College 1956); M.A. (Missouri 1957); Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins 1960)
Kathleen Flake, Assistant Professor of American Religious History; B.S.
(Brigham Young 1974); J.D. (Utah 1980);
M.A. (Catholic 1995); Ph.D. (Chicago 2000)
William Franke, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian;
B.S. (Williams 1978); M.A. (Oxford 1980);
M.A. (California, Berkeley 1988); Ph.D. (Stanford 1991)
Gary Gerstle, James Stahlman Professor of History; Professor of History; B.A. (Brown 1976); M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard 1978, 1982)
Ellen Goldring, Professor, Education Policy and Leadership, Peabody College; B.S. (Wisconsin 1978); M.A. (Tel Aviv 1982); Ph.D. (Chicago 1985)
Lenn E. Goodman, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities; Professor of
Philosophy; A.B. (Harvard 1965);
D.Phil. (Oxford 1968)
Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German; Professor of German Staatsexamen für den Höheren Schuldienst (Marburg 1976); Dr.phil (Free University of Berlin 1989); Habilitation (Hamburg 1993)
Miriam Halachmi (scroll down in the link), Lecturer in Hebrew; B.A. (Hebrew University 1968); B.A. (SUNY, Buffalo 1973)
Cathy Login Jrade, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese B.A. (City University of New York, Queens 1969); A.M., Ph.D. (Brown 1971, 1974)
Konstantin V. Kustanovich, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Engineering Diploma (Leningrad Polytechnical Institute 1969); M.A. (New York 1977); M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia 1983, 1986)
Lorraine M. Lopez, Associate Professor of English; Ph.D., M.A. (University of Georgia [Athens, Georgia] 2000, 1997); B.A. (California State University [Los Angeles, California] 1989)
Elizabeth Lunbeck, Nelson Tyrone Jr. Professor of American History; Professor of History and Chair of the Department; Professor of Psychiatry; B.A. (Duke 1975), Ph.D. (Harvard 1984)
Richard McGregor, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; B.A. (Toronto 1990); M.A., Ph.D. (McGill 1993, 2001)
Beverly Moran, Professor of Law; A.B. (Vassar 1977), J.D. (Pennsylvania 1981), LL.M. (New York 1986)
N. Pitt, Jr., Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.S., M.Ed. (Pennsylvania
State 1991, 1994); M.A.,
Ph.D. (Arizona 1999, 2003)
Matthew Ramsey, Associate Professor of History; A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard 1969, 1971, 1978)
Michael Alec Rose, Associate Professor of Composition; B.A., M.A. (Pennsylvania 1981, 1982); Ph.D. (Eastman 1985)
Rubin, Dean of the Law School; John Wade–Kent Syverud Professor of
A.B. (Princeton 1969); J.D. (Yale 1979)
Sarah Diane Sasson, Lecturer in Women’s
Studies; Lecturer in Theology; B.A. (North Carolina 1968); M.A. (Illinois
Ph.D. (North Carolina 1980)
Jeffrey A. Schoenblum, Professor of Law; Centennial Professor of Law B.A. (Johns Hopkins 1970); J.D. (Harvard 1973)
Mark Schoenfield, Associate Professor of English; B.A. (Yale 1981), A.M., M.P.W., Ph.D. (Southern California 1986, 1986, 1989)
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Professor of History; A.B. (Columbia 1976); M.A. (Oxford 1978); A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard 1979, 1985)
Helmut Walser Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History; Professor of History; Director, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities; A.B (Cornell 1984); M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale 1988, 1992)
J. Thatamanil, Assistant Professor of Theology; B.A. (Washington
University 1988); M.A.,
Ph.D. (Boston University 1991, 2000)
Jeffrey Tlumak, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department; B.A. (City University of New York, Brooklyn College 1969); M.A., Ph.D. (Massachusetts 1972, 1975)
G. Werner, Associate
Professor of German; Director, Vanderbilt in Germany Program M.A. (Washington
University 1980); Staatsexamen (Tübingen [Germany] 1984); M.Phil., Ph.D.
(Yale 1991, 1995)