Title

Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought

Degree

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Field of Specialty

Modern European Jewish intellectual history, history of Jewish nationalism and zionism, modern European intellectual history and the history of continental philosophy. A special interest in modern German Jewish thought, and the impact of European Jewish refugees on the American, European, and Israeli public sphere as well as the academy.

Contact Information

Lown Center for Judaica Studies 307
781-736-2965
sheppard@brandeis.edu

Eugene R Sheppard

EUGENE R. SHEPPARD, is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought, Director of the History of Ideas program, Associate Director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and associate editor of the Tauber Institute Series with Brandeis University Press. He also serves as the director of graduate studies in the department of near eastern and Judaic studies. He is the author of Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of a Political Philosopher (Brandeis University Press 2007), which critically assesses the development of this controversial and enigmatic German-Jewish refugee's political philosophy and its legacy. Professor Sheppard is
currently working on a book that explores the ways in which pre-modern Jewish persecution and catastrophe was understood and represented by a variety of figures from 1933-1945. He is also at work on anther book which looks to how German Jewish intellectuals grappled with issues of loyalty from the 1920s through the 1950s. He is the co-editor, along with ChaeRan Freeze and Sylvia Fuks Fried, of "The Individual in History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz" (Brandies U. Press). He is also co-editing a volume drawn from the Nachlass of Simon Rawidowicz with David N. Myers (UCLA) and Benjamin Ravid (Brandeis University, Emeritus). He and Samuel Moyn (Columbia University) are managing editors of multi-volume "Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought" on Brandeis University Press/UPNE.

Publications

Eugene R, Sheppard; ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, ed. "The Individual in History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz". Brandeis University Press/University Press New England, 2015. (forthcoming)

David Myers, Benjamin Ravid, and Eugene Sheppard, ed. Babylon and Jerusalem. Fom the Nachlass of Simon Rawidowicz. 2014. (forthcoming)

Eugene R. Sheppard. ""What if Spinoza Repented"." What If? Essays in Alternatel Jewish History. Ed. Gavriel Rosenfeld. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014 (forthcoming)

Moshe Behar and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, editors., Eugene Sheppard and Samuel Moyn (Managing Editors), ed. Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writing on Identity, Politics, and Culture 1893-1958. Waltham, MA/Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2013.

Sheppard, Eugene R. ""Foreword"." Germany's Prophet: Paul de Lagarde and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism. Waltham, MA/Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press, 2013

Sheppard, Eugene R. ""The Voice That Speaks in My Soul"." Jewish Ideas Daily March 8, 2013 (2013): <http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/6093/features/the-voice-that-speaks-in-my-soul/>.

Simon Rabinovitch, Ed., Eugene Sheppard and Samuel Moyn (Managing Editors), ed. Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States. Waltham: Brandeis University Press/University Press New England, 2012.

Gottlieb, Michah, Eugene Sheppard and Samuel Moyn (Managing Editors), ed. Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity and the Bible. Brandeis University Press, 2011.

Hart, Mitchell B., Eugene Sheppard and Samuel Moyn (Managing Editors), ed. Jews and Race: Writings on Identity and Difference, 1880-1940. Waltham/Hannover: Brandeis University Press/University Press New England, 2011.

Sheppard, Eugene R. "Uri Ram, The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel-Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem (London and New York: Routledge, 2008)." Israel Studies vol. 15 of 1 Spring 2010: 183-187.

Sheppard, Eugene R. "Mara H. Benjamin. Rosenzweig’s Bible: Reinventing Scripture for Jewish Modernity. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)." Rev. of Rosenzweig’s Bible: Reinventing Scripture for Jewish Modernity, by Mara Benjamin. Association for Jewish Studies Review vol. 33 of No. 2 Fall 2009: 412-414.

Sheppard, Eugene R (Associate Book Review Editor), ed. Association for Jewish Studies Review. 2007.

Sheppard, Eugene R. Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of A Political Philosopher. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2006.

Sheppard, Eugene R. "'I Am a Memory Come Alive': Nahum Glatzer and the Legacy of German-Jewish Thought in America." Jewish Quarterly Review (2004): 123-148.

Sheppard, Eugene R. "Babylon and Jerusalem: Simon Rawidowicz and the Integrity of the Diasporic Mind." Sh'ma (2004).

Sheppard, Eugene R. Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile. Diss. UCLA Ph.D. Dissertation, 2001.

Courses Taught

GSAS 301d Interdisciplinary Prospectus Seminar
GSAS 302d Interdisciplinary Dissertation Seminar
NEJS 5a Foundational Course in Judaic Studies
NEJS 135a The Modern Jewish Experience
NEJS 154a World Without God: Theories of Secularization
NEJS 159a Modern Jewish Philosophy
NEJS 231a Graduate Proseminar in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
NEJS 253a Zionism and Its Critics: Contested Visions of Jewish Nationalism
NEJS 256a Secularization and Its Discontents
PHIL 167a Hegel: Self-Consciousness and Freedom in the Phenomenology of Spirit