Academic Advisory Committee

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Academic Advisory Committee is composed of recognized experts in a range of disciplines within Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies.  Each year, they share their time and expertise with us to conduct evaluations of proposals submitted to the HBI Research Awards Program.  A subset of this group acts as the final Awards Selection Committee.  The 2023 Selection Committee is Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Brandeis University), Elisheva Baumgarten (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Deidre Butler (Carleton University), Debra Kaufman (Northeastern University), Pnina Lahav (Boston University), Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber (Suffolk University), and Ilana Szobel (Brandeis University).

2022-2023 Committee Members

Rachel Adelman, Hebrew College

Joyce Antler, Brandeis University

Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College

Lynne Avadenka, Independent

Orit Avishai, Fordham University

Monique Balbuena, University of Oregon

Judith Baskin, University of Oregon (emerita)

Judith Baumel Schwartz, Bar Ilan University

Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eva Bellin, Brandeis University

Lihi Ben Shitrit, University of Georgia

Aviva Ben-Ur, University of Massachusetts

Mara Benjamin, Mount Holyoke

Janet Bennion, Northern Vermont University

Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University (emerita)

Deidre Butler, Carleton University

Fern Chertok, Brandeis University

Julie Cwikel, Ben Gurion University

Rebecca Cypess, Rutgers University

Galeet Dardashti, New York University

Hasia Diner, New York University

David Ellenson, Brandeis University

Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University

Janet Freedman, Brandeis University

Michal Frenkel, Hebrew University

Sylvia Fuks Fried, Brandeis University

Abigail Gilman, Boston University

Jennifer Glaser, University of Cincinnati

Nora Gold, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Graver, Boston College

Rachel Gross, San Francisco State University

Alexandra Guerson, University of Toronto

Rachel Harris, University of Illinois

Tova Hartman, Kiryat Ono Academic College

Ziva Hassenfeld, Brandeis University

Sara Horowitz, York University

Rita Horváth, Yad Vashem

Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Brandeis University

Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University Bloomington

Janet Elise Johnson, Brooklyn College

Norma Joseph, Concordia University

Robin Judd, Ohio State University

Judith Katz, University of Minnesota (emerita)

Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University (emerita)

Lynn Kaye, Brandeis University

Ellen Kellman, Brandeis University

Hannah Kliger, Penn State University

Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University

Gail Labovitz, American Jewish University

Joy Ladin, Yeshiva University

Pnina Lahav, Boston University

Lori Lefkovitz, Northeastern University

Renée Levine Melammed, Schechter Institute

Jon Levisohn, Brandeis University

Laura Levitt, Temple University

Judith M. Lewin, Union College

Laura Limonic, Old Westbury SUNY

Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, Suffolk University

Shulamit Magnus, Hebrew University

Bindu Malieckal, Saint Anselm College

Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis University

Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar, Sapir Academic College

Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia

Miriam Offer, Western Galilee College

Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan

Julia Phillips Cohen, Vanderbilt University

Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota

Sharon Pucker-Rivo, Brandeis University

Shari Rabin, Oberlin College

Mark Raider, University of Cincinnati

Michal Raucher, Rutgers University

Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University (emerita)

Anna Rich Abad, University of Nottingham

Jessica Roda, Georgetown University

Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University

Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

Susan Sered, Suffolk University

Margalit Shilo, Bar-Ilan University

Sivan Shtang, Independent

Anna Shternshis, University of Toronto

Shifra Shvarts, Ben Gurion University

Lara Silberklang, Lesley University

Maina Singh, American University

Helene Sinnreich, University of Tennessee

Ellen Smith, Brandeis University (emerita)

Haim Sperber, Western Galilee College

Nina S. Spiegel, Portland State University

Ephraim Tabory, Bar-Ilan University

Lea Taragin-Zeller, Woolf Institute

Liliane Targownik, Tel Aviv University

Miriam Udel, Emory College

Shayna Weiss Brandeis University

Jenna Weissman Joselit, George Washington University

Beth Wenger, University of Pennsylvania

Tanya Zion Waldoks, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Linda Zisquit, Bar Ilan University (emerita)