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Faculty & Staff

The highly accomplished Jewish Studies faculty specializes in ancient Judaism and Hebrew Bible, Yiddish and East European Jewish culture, Jewish culture (especially Jewish sacred music), Hebrew language and literature, Israel studies, contemporary antisemitism, and Holocaust studies, among many other areas of inquiry.

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is an interdepartmental program. Our faculty are housed in various departments ó approaching Jewish culture from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives — history, literature, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and others. Our faculty is distinguished both by its cutting-edge scholarship and by its commitment to providing students with an outstanding education.

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Faculty by Department

Core faculty*

Comparative Literature: Marks*
English: Rosenfeld*
Germanic Studies: Dekel*, Jikeli*, Kerler*
History: Roseman*
History of Art: Facos
Jewish Studies: Tzfadya
Musicology: Cohen*, Goldberg
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures: Katz*, Khazzoom*
Political Science: Bielasiak, Isaac, Spechler*
Religious Studies: Carlson Hasler*, Imhoff*, Schott,
Hebrew Language: Maoz-Levy, Romashov, Weiss*

Faculty Contact Alphabetical Listing

Jack Bielasiak

Jack Bielasiak

Professor of Political Science and Russian and East European Institute
Politics of the Holocaust


bielasia@indiana.edu | Woodburn Hall 413 | 812-855-5662 | More »


Laura Carlson Hasler

Laura Carlson Hasler, The Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies
Postcolonial and Empire Studies, Religion and Trauma, Texts, Textuality, and the History of the Book, American Biblical Interpretation


lcarlso@iu.edu | Sycamore Hall 203 | 812-85x-xxxx | More »


Judah Cohen

Judah Cohen, Director of Borns JSP; The Lou and Sybil Mervis Chair in the Study of Jewish Culture

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Musicology
Music in Jewish Life; American Music; Musical Theater; Popular Culture; Caribbean Jewish History; Diaspora; Medical Ethnomusicology


cohenjm@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4010 | 812-8565-4137 | More »


Irit Dekel

Irit Dekel

Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies
Contemporary Antisemitism in Germany; Collective Memory in German and Israel; Migration and Exile


idekel@iu.edu | Global & International Studies Building 3128 | phone TBD | More »


Michelle Facos

Michelle Facos

Professor, Department of History of Art
Jewish Art, Jews in Scandinavia before 1915


mfacos@indiana.edu | Fine Arts, Room 132 | 812-855-9559 | More »


Halina Goldberg

Halina Goldberg

Professor of Musicology, School of Music
Jews and Jewishness in 19th-and 20th- century Poland; Jewish musicians and music; Jews in Lůdz


goldberg@indiana.edu | Simon Music Building, Room M325D | 812-855-7096 | More »


Sarah Imhoff

Sarah Imhoff

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies & Religious Studies, Director of Graduate Studies
Gender and Judaism, Race and Jewishness, Rabbinic Literature, American Religious History


seimhoff@indiana.edu | Sycamore 223| More »


Jeffrey Isaac

Jeffrey Isaac

Rudy Professor of Political Science
Political Theory


isaac@indiana.edu | Woodburn Hall | 812-855-8605 | More »


GŁnther Jikeli

GŁnther Jikeli, The Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor in Jewish Studies

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
History of Antisemitism; Racism, Discrimination & Education; Jewish-Muslim Relations


gjikeli@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 3121 | 812-855-2033 | More »


Stephen Katz

Stephen Katz

Professor of Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures; Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Hebrew; Israeli Culture; Modern Hebrew Literature


katzs@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 3048 | 812-855-4744 | More »


Dov-Ber Kerler

Dov-Ber Kerler, Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair in Yiddish Studies

Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies
History, Dialectology, Sociology, and the Linguistic Analysis of Yiddish; History of Old Yiddish Literature (15th to 18th Century); Yiddish-Slavic Linguistic and Cultural Contacts; Yiddish and Modern Israeli Hebrew; Modern Yiddish Poetry


dkerler@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 3125 | 812-855-1951 | More »


Aziza Khazzoom

Aziza Khazzoom

Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for the Study of the MIddle East, Borns JSP Director of Undergraduate Studies,
Israel Studies


khazzoom@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 3049 |  812-856-2279  |  More »


Michal Maoz-Levy

Michal Maoz-Levy

Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew


mmaoz@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building, 4007 | 812-856-1936


Herb Marks

Herbert Marks

Professor, Comparative Literature
Biblical and Literary Studies


marks@indiana.edu | Ballantine Hall 913 | 812-855-7935 | More »


Dmitry Romashov

Dmitry Romashov

Lecturer in Modern Hebrew


dmromash@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4011 | 812-856-1431


Mark Roseman

Mark Roseman, Pat M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies

Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies and History; Adjunct Professor of Germanic Studies
History of the Holocaust; History of Antisemitism; The Holocaust; German-Jewish History


marrosem@indiana.edu | Ballantine Hall  | 812-855-8325 | More »


Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies

Professor of Jewish Studies and English; Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
Literature of the Holocaust; American Jewish Literature


rosenfel@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4006 | 812-855-2325 | More »


Jeremy Schott

Jeremy Schott

Professor of Religious Studies
Religions of the Late Ancient and Byzantine Mediterranean and Near East


jmschott@indiana.edu | Sycamore 209A | More »


Dina Spechler

Dina Spechler

Associate Professor of Political Science
Comparative Foreign Policy; American, Russian, and Israeli Foreign Policy


spechler@indiana.edu | Woodburn 414 | 812-855-5267 | More »


Ayelet Weiss

Ayelet Weiss

Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, Director of Modern Hebrew Language Program


ayweiss@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4009| 812-855-2338


Post-Doc and Visiting Faculty

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Ezra Tzfadya

Visiting Lecturer, 2020-2021


email forthcoming | Global & International Studies Building 4023 | 812-855-7683 |


Emeritus Faculty

Jim Ackerman

Jim Ackerman

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Religion of Ancient Israel; Bible


ackerman@indiana.edu | More »


Joëlle Bahloul

Joëlle Bahloul

Professor Emerita of Anthropology
Social and Cultural Anthropology of Judaism and the Jews


bahloul@indiana.edu | More »


Paul Eisenberg

Paul Eisenberg

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Jewish Philosophy


eisenber@indiana.edu | More »


Susan Gubar

Susan Gubar

Distinguished Professor Emerita of English
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British and American Literature; Holocaust Literature


gubar@indiana.edu | More »


Michael L. Morgan

Michael L. Morgan

Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus, Jewish Studies and Philosophy
Jewish Philosophy


morganm@indiana.edu | More »


Bronislava Volková

Bronislava Volková

Professor Emerita of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Czech/Jewish Literature; Czech Linguistics and Semiotics


volkova@indiana.edu | More »


Staff

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Melissa Deckard

Events Coordinator


mdeckard@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4013 | 812-856-6014


Melissa Hunt

Accounting Representative & Graduate Secretary


huntma@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4004 | 812-855-0453


Carolyn Lipson-Walker

Carolyn Lipson-Walker

Assistant Director


clipsonw@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4005 | 812-856-6012 | More »


Tracy Richardson

Tracy Richardson

Program Administrator and Fiscal Officer


tracrich@indiana.edu | Global & International Studies Building 4008 | 812-855-8358