Apply for our PhD in Hebrew and Yiddish

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The Hebrew and Yiddish subdivision of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD program in Jewish Languages and Literatures, beginning in fall 2021. Our course of study offers training in Hebrew and Yiddish language, literature, and culture in its many transnational iterations and focuses on the modern period while attending to the long history of the literary traditions in these languages. The PhD program is complemented by the reach of our department’s faculty across languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, in addition to Hebrew and Yiddish), periods (medieval to the present), and media (especially literature and film). Students in our program can also expect to enrich their studies by drawing on the faculty of the Stulman Program in Jewish Studies which is particularly strong in modern Jewish history and philosophy. When applying, all candidates are asked (for administrative purposes only) to select “German” on the JHU graduate admissions portal.

Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

For program information, contact Professor Neta Stahl ( or Professor Samuel Spinner (