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Faculty Speakers’ Bureau

In addition to its teaching and research missions, the Borns JSP faculty places a significant emphasis on serving broad constituencies outside of the classroom. If you are interested getting a speaker for your organization, please contact the department at or call (812) 855-0453

Available Speakers

Jack Bielasiak: Politics of genocide; international responses to genocide; teaching the Holocaust including historical, political, and personal approaches to the examination of the Holocaust

Judah Cohen: Music in Judaism; Jewish folklore, ethnology, and identity; Jews in Latin America; musical diasporas — Blacks and Jews

Michelle Facos: Jewish Art; Jews in Scandinavia before 1915

Halina Goldberg: Jews and Jewishness in 19th-and 20th- century Poland; Jewish musicians and music; Jews in Łódź

Sarah Imhoff: American Judaism; Judaism and Gender; Jews, DNA, and Genetics

Günther Jikeli: Modern antisemitism, antisemitism in Europe, antisemitism in France/Germany, Muslim antisemitism, anti-Zionism

Stephen Katz: Modern Hebrew literature and culture; contemporary Israeli literature; the fiction of Amos Oz; S.Y. Agnon; Hebrew literature in America; Hebrew poetry; contemporary Israeli culture; history of the Hebrew language; Hebrew literature of the Holocaust

Dov-Ber Kerler: Yiddish linguistics, culture and literature

Aziza Khazzoom: Israel Studies

Shaul Magid: Contemporary Jewish mysticism in Israel and America; Judaism, gender, and sexual orientation; Zionism in the American diaspora; the crisis in Israel/Palestine; contemporary spirituality in American Judaism

Herbert Marks: Biblical and literary studies

Jason Mokhtarian: Ancient Judaism; rabbinics; Judaism in Ancient Iran

Mark Roseman: History of the Holocaust; History of anti-semitism; German-Jewish history

Alvin H. Rosenfeld: Anti-Zionism and anti-semitism; Holocaust literature

Dina Spechler: Arab-Israeli relations

Bronislava Volkova: Central European Jewish Literature and Exile

Mirjam Zadoff: Modern Jewish History, Jews & Medicine, Jews & the Labour Movement, Jewish History, Literature & Culture in Germany, Austria & Eastern Europe, Love & Marriage in Judaism

Noam Zadoff: History of Israel; Modern Jewish intellectual history