Eugene R. Sheppard
Eugene R. Sheppard, Director of Graduate Studies, is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought and Associate Director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry. He received his Ph.D. at UCLA in the department of History in 2001.
He is the author of "Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of a Political Philosopher" (Brandeis University Press 2006), a critical assessment of the development of this controversial and enigmatic German-Jewish refugee's political philosophy and its legacy. Professor Sheppard is co-editing a volume of Simon Rawidowicz's Nachlass with David N. Myers and Benjamin Ravid. He and Samuel Moyn are managing editors of the Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought on Brandeis University Press/UPNE which now features four anthological volumes devoted to individual Jewish thinkers in addition to overarching themes.
During the academic year 2013-14, he is a research fellow at Harvard University writing a book which explores the ways in which medieval and early modern forms of violence and Jewish persecution were constructed and read by Germans and German Jews during National Socialism.