Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
History of Ideas
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Modern German and German-Jewish intellectual history. 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.
EUGENE R. SHEPPARD, is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought, 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 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 German Jewish intellectuals
grappled with issues of loyalty from the 1920s through the 1950s. He is also co-editing
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.
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A.
Occidental College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica, The Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of History, Harvard University (2013)
History of Ideas Course Award for HOID/NEJS 154a: World Without God?: Theories of Secularization (2010)
Visiting Scholar Bucerius Institute for Contemporary German History and Society, University of Haifa (2010)
Mellon Seminar Fellow (1995)
|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||236a||Seminar on Modern Jewish History and Historiography|
|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|