• faculty

  • Neta Stahl

    Program Director and Associate Professor

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 481
    • 410-516-2208
    • Research Interests: Modern Hebrew literature, religion and literature, narrative theory, genre theory
    • Education: PhD, Tel Aviv University
  • Samuel Spinner

    Assistant Professor, Zelda and Myer Tandetnik Chair in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 406
    • 410-516-0099
    • Research Interests: Yiddish literature 19th and 20th centuries, German-Jewish culture and literature, modernism, visual culture, history of anthropology, museum studies, Holocaust studies
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University
  • Alice Mandell

    William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 140
    • 410-516-4701
    • Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Theodore J. Lewis

    Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies

  • Steven David


    • [email protected]
    • Mergenthaler 362
    • 410-516-7530
    • Research Interests: International relations, security studies, comparative politics
    • Education: PhD, Harvard University
  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 274
    • 410-516-0568
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy; German idealism; metaphysics
    • Education: PhD, Yale University
  • Pawel Maciejko

    Associate Professor, Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Chair in Classical Jewish Religion, Thought, and Culture

    • [email protected]
    • 338F Gilman
    • 410-516-7575
    • Research Interests: Jewish Mystical tradition in the early modern period, history of Kabbalah, history of messianic and mystical movements, and Jewish encounters with modernity
    • Education: DPhil, Oxford University
  • David Katz

    David Katz

    Assistant Professor

  • Beatrice Lang

    Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish Language

  • Mirit Bessire

    Lecturer in Hebrew Language

    • [email protected]
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Hebrew Language; Foreign Language Pedagogy; Universal Instructional Design
    • Education: B.A., M.S.Ed., M.S.
  • James Loeffler

    Research Professor

    • [email protected]
    • On Leave: Fall 2023
    • Research Interests: Research Interests: Modern Jewish History, Global Eastern Europe, Cultural And Legal History, Antisemitism, Human Rights, Genocide, And International Law
    • Education: PhD, Columbia University