Faculty

The following faculty serve as the backbone of the Israel studies curriculum on campus, bolstered by the Hebrew language faculty, visiting professors, and post-doctoral fellows in the Schusterman Center.

Gannit Ankori
Gannit Ankori
Professor of Fine Arts and Chair of Israeli Art, Department of Fine Arts
781-736-7254 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 312

Expertise: Modern and contemporary art from a global perspective, with emphasis on issues pertaining to gender, national identity, religion, trauma, exile, hybridity and their manifestations in the creative arts. Her geographical regions of expertise include the Middle East and Mexico.

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Alexander Kaye
Alexander Kaye
Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
781-736-5927 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 317

Expertise: Jewish thought, intellectual history, political thought, legal history

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Yehudah Mirsky
Yehudah Mirsky
Professor, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
781-736-3977 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 318

Expertise: Jewish thought, Israel and Zionism, study of religion, political thought

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Ilana Szobel
Ilana Szobel
Associate Professor on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
781-736-5230 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 313

Expertise: Modern Hebrew literature, Israel studies, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, trauma studies, disability studies, film studies

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Jonathan D. Sarna
Jonathan D. Sarna
Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
University Professor; Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies
781-736-2977 Mandel 307

Expertise: American Jewish history and life, Jews in the Americas, American religion

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David Ellenson
David Ellenson
Professor Emeritus, Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies
Mandel Center for the Humanities, 307

Expertise: Development of Orthodox Judaism in Germany during the 19th century, Orthodox legal writings on conversion in Israel, North America, and Europe; history of modern Jewish religious movements, relationship between religion and state in Israel, American Jewish life

Ilan Troen '63
Ilan Troen ’63
Professor Emeritus of Israel Studies, Founding Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Publications Committee Chair, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
781-736-6220 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 317

Expertise: Israeli social and political history, modern social history, transnational history, comparative history

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Hebrew Language Faculty

Guy Antebi
Guy Antebi
Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew Language Program
781-736-2952 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex 312

Expertise: Hebrew language, educational technology

Aliza Brosch
Aliza Brosch
Lecturer in Hebrew
781-736-2956 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 316

Expertise: Hebrew language

Sara Hascal
Sara Hascal
Interim Director, Hebrew Language Program
Senior Lecturer in Hebrew
781-736-2955 A. Shapiro Academic Complex 320

Expertise: Hebrew language, Israeli culture

Esther Schorr
Esther Schorr
Senior Lecturer in Hebrew
781-736-2975 A. Shapiro Academic Complex 314

Expertise: Hebrew language