Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Expertise: Jewish thought, Jewish law and ethics, Israeli religion and culture and Zionist intellectual history, political thought and human rights
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.