• faculty

  • Neta Stahl

    Program Director and Associate Professor

    PhD, Tel Aviv University
    • 410-516-2208
    • Gilman 481
    • Research Interests: Modern Hebrew literature, religion and literature, narrative theory, genre theory
  • Mirit Bessire

    Lecturer in Hebrew Language

    B.A., M.S.Ed., M.S.
    • Gilman 405
    • Research Interests: Hebrew Language; Foreign Language Pedagogy; Universal Instructional Design
  • Steven David


    PhD, Harvard University
    • 410-516-7530
    • Mergenthaler 362
    • Research Interests: International relations, security studies, comparative politics
  • Beatrice Lang

    Beatrice Lang

    Lecturer, Yiddish Language

    PhD, Columbia University
  • Pawel Maciejko

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

    DPhil, Oxford University
    • 410-516-7575
    • 338F Gilman
    • Research Interests: Jewish Mystical tradition in the early modern period, history of Kabbalah, history of messianic and mystical movements, and Jewish encounters with modernity
  • Yitzhak Melamed

    Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy

    PhD, Yale University
    • 410-516-0568
    • Gilman 274
    • Research Interests: Early modern philosophy; German idealism; metaphysics
  • Samuel Spinner

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

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