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 2022 Selection Committee was Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Brandeis University), Deidre Butler (Carleton University), Debra Kaufman (Northeastern University), Elisheva Baumgarten (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ilana Szobel (Brandeis University), and Pnina Lahav (Boston University). 

2021-2022 Committee Members

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Be’chol Lashon
Rachel Adelman, Hebrew College
Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College
Lisa Anteby-Yemini, Institute of mediterranean, european and comparative ethnology
Joyce Antler, Brandeis University
Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College
Monique Balbuena, University of Oregon
Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University (emerita)
Judith Baskin, University of Oregon (emerita)
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
Tirtsah Bernfeld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Susan Berrin, Sh’ma
Tamar Biala, Schechter Institute
Marla Brettschneider, University of New Hampshire
Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University (emerita)
Deidre Butler, Carleton University
Flora Cassen, Washington University
Fern Chertok, Brandeis University
Lila Corwin-Berman, Temple University
Julie Cwikel, Ben Gurion University
Rebecca Cypess, Rutgers University
Galeet Dardashti, Independent
Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas
Tal Dekel, Tel Aviv University
Hasia Diner, New York University
Lois Dubin, Smith College
Deborah Dwork, Clark University
David Ellenson, Brandeis University
Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, University College London
Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University
Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University
Janet Freedman, Brandeis University
Miri Freud-Kandel, University of Oxford
Sylvia Fuks Fried, Brandeis University
Shulamit Gilboa, Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature
Jennifer Glaser, University of Cincinnati
Nora Gold, University of Toronto
Rachel Greenblatt, Brandeis University
Alexandra Guerson, University of Toronto
Rachel Harris, University of Illinois
Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College
Tova Hartman, Kiryat Ono Academic College
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth
Kathryn Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
Sara Horowitz, York University
Rita Horváth, Yad Vashem
Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Brandeis University
Sarah Ifft-Decker, Rhodes College
Sarah Imhoff, Indiana University Bloomington
Ronit Irshai, Bar-Ilan University
Janet Elise Johnson, Brooklyn College
Norma Joseph, Concordia University
Robin Judd, Ohio State University
Eyal Katvan, Bar-Ilan University
Judith Katz, University of Minnesota (emerita)
Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University (emerita)
Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
Hannah Kliger, Penn State University
Rachel Kranson, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University
Michal Kravel-Tovi, Tel Aviv University
Tally Kritzman-Amir, Harvard University
Gail Labovitz, American Jewish University
Pnina Lahav, Boston University
Uta Larkey, Goucher College
Nelly Las, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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
Dvora Liss, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
Shulamit Magnus, Hebrew University
Bindu Malieckal, Saint Anselm College
Samira Mehta, University of Colorado Boulder
Joanna Michlic, University College London
Rochelle L. Millen, Wittenberg University
Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis University
Yael Munk, The Open University of Israel
Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar, Sapir Academic College
Miriam Offer, Western Galilee College
Tahneer Oksman, Marymount Manhattan
Vanessa Paloma Elbaz, Cambridge University
Julia Phillips Cohen, Vanderbilt University
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota
Sharon Pucker-Rivo, Brandeis University
Michal Raucher, Rutgers University
Shulamit Reinharz, Brandeis University (emerita)
Larissa Remminick, Bar-Ilan University
Noya Rimalt, University of Haifa
Anna Rich Abad, University of Nottingham
Jessica Roda, Georgetown University
Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman, Bar-Ilan University
Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University
Orit Rozin, Tel Aviv 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
Maina Singh, American University
Helene Sinnreich, University of Tennesee
Ellen Smith, Brandeis University (emerita)
Haim Sperber, Western Galilee College
Nina S. Spiegel, Portland State University
Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University
Ephraim Tabory, Bar-Ilan University
Lea Taragin-Zeller, Woolf Institute
Liliane Targownik, Tel Aviv University
Yofi Tirosh, Tel Aviv University
Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Bar-Ilan University
Miriam Udel, Emory College
Ellen Umansky, Fairfield University
Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University
Shayna Weiss Brandeis University
Beth Wenger, University of Pennsylvania
Dana Wessell Lightfoot, University of Northern British Columbia
Tanya Zion Waldoks, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Linda Zisquit, Bar Ilan University (emerita)