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 2021 Selection Committee was Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Brandeis University), Laura Levitt (Temple University), Debra Kaufman (Northeastern University), Elisheva Baumgarten (Hebrew University), Gail Levin (Baruch College), Helene Sinnreich (University of Tennessee), and Gail Labovitz (American Jewish University).

2020-2021 Committee Members

Lisa Anteby-Yemini, Institute of mediterranean, european and comparative ethnology

Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College

Katherine Aron-Beller, Hebrew University

Lynne Avadenka, Independent

Monique Balbuena, University of Oregon

Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University (emerita)

Judith Baskin, University of Oregon (emerita)

Janet Bennion, Northern Vermont University

Lihi Ben Shitrit, University of Georgia

Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University

Sarah Benor, Hebrew Union College

Aviva Ben-Ur, University of Massachusetts

Susan Berrin, Sh'ma

Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University (emerita)

Diedre Butler, Carleton University

Fern Chertok, Brandeis University

Rebecca Cypess, Rutgers University

Galeet Dardashti, Independent

Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas

Hasia Diner, New York University

Lois Dubin, Smith College

Deborah Dwork, Clark University

Jodi Eichler-Levine, Lehigh University

Vanessa Paloma Elbaz, Cambridge University

David Ellenson, Brandeis University

Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, University of Pisa

Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University

Janet Freedman, Brandeis University

Michal Frenkel, Hebrew University

Kinga Frojimovics, Yad Vashem

Sylvia Fuks-Fried, Brandeis University

Abigail Gillman, Boston University

Nora Gold, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Graver, Boston College

Rachel Greenblatt, Brandeis University

Rachel Gross, San Francisco State University

Rachel Harris, University of Illinois

Tova Hartman, Kiryat Ono Academic College

Kathryn Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania

Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth University

Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Brandeis University

Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University Bloomington

Ronit Irshai, Bar-Ilan University

Jenna Weissman Joselit, George Washington University

Norma Joseph, Concordia University

Robin Judd, Ohio State University

Eyal Katvan, Bar-Ilan University

Judith Katz, University of Minnesota (emerita)

Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University

Lynn Kaye, Brandeis University

Ellen Kellman, Brandeis University

Melissa Klapper, Rowan University

Hannah Kliger, Penn State University

Rachel Kranson, University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University

Tally Kritzman-Amir, Boston University

Gail Labovitz, American Jewish University

Joy Ladin, Yeshiva University

Pnina Lahav, Boston University

Uta Larkey, Goucher College

Lori Lefkowitz, Northeastern University

Gail Levin, Baruch College

Renée Levine Melammed, Schechter Institute

Jon Levisohn, Brandeis University

Laura Levitt, Temple University

Judith Lewin, Union College

Dvora Liss, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod

Laura Limonic, Old Westbury SUNY

Dvora Liss, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, Suffolk University

Bindu Malieckal, Saint Anselm College

Frances Malino, Wellesley College

Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder

Joanna Michlic, University College London

Leslie Morris, University of Minnesota

Pnina Motzafi-Haller, Ben Gurion University

Yael Munk, The Open University of Israel

Rabbi Shlomo Pill, Emory University

Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota

Sharon Pucker-Rivo, Brandeis University 

Shari Rabin, Oberlin College

Mark Raider, University of Cincinnati

Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University (emerita)

Larissa Remminick, Bar-Ilan University

Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Bar-Ilan University

Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University

Orit Rozin, Tel Aviv University

Rachel Sabath Beit Halachmi, Hebrew Union College

Jonathan D. Sarna, Brandeis University

Orna Sasson Levy, Bar-Ilan University

Susan Sered, Suffolk University

Helene Sinnreich, University of Tennessee

Margalit Shilo, Bar-Ilan University

Anna Shternsis, University of Toronto

Shifra Shvarts, Ben Gurion University

Lara Silberklang, Lesley University

Karen Skinazi, University of Bristol

Ellen Smith, Brandeis University (emerita)

Haim Sperber, Western Galilee College

Nina S. Spiegel, Portland State University 

Mira Sucharov, Carleton

Ephraim Tabory, Bar-Ilan University

Liliane Targownik, Tel Aviv University

Yofi Tirosh, Tel Aviv University

Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Bar-Ilan University

Miriam Udel, Emory College

Jaqueline Vayntrub, Yale Divinity School

Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University

Tanya Zion Waldoks, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shayna Weiss, Brandeis University

Dana Wessell Lightfoot, University of Northern British Columbia

Linda Zisquit, Bar-Ilan University (emerita)