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Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program
Mailstop 010
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

781-736-5339
imes@brandeis.edu

Yehudah Mirsky
Yehudah Mirsky
Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
781-736-3977 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 318
Office Hours: Thurs., 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Expertise: Jewish thought, Jewish law and ethics, Israeli religion and culture and Zionist intellectual history, political thought and human rights

Karen Spira
Karen Spira
Program Administrator
Assistant Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies
781-736-5339

Karen holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis, focusing on Israel Studies. She was previously a Schusterman fellow at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. She holds an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis, an MA in religion from the University of Georgia, and a dual BA in English and religious studies from the University of Arizona. She teaches courses on Jewish and Israeli history at Brandeis and as a community educator in a variety of settings throughout the Greater Boston area and New York.