News & Events

Professor Mira Balberg's Book Published

Congratulations to Professor Mira Balberg, whose book, "Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature" was just published.

Professor Barry Wimpfheimer's Faculty Fellowships

Professor Wimpfheimer is a fellow in two different Northwestern faculty programs. Over the summer he participated in the Alice Kaplan Digital Humanities Workshop with a project titled, “The Talmud Project: A Digital Critical Edition.” He is currently participating in Weinberg College of Arts and Science's Hewlett Fellows program to help design and shepherd his Fall course “Jews and the Transgender Moment.”

Professor David Shyovitz' Book Published

Congratulations to Professor David Shyovitz, whose first book, "A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz" was just published.

Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to our faculty members, Mira Balberg (Religious Studies) and David Shyovitz (History) who were both promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Congratulations to Grace Overbeke, the recipient of the 2017-2018 Crown Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Grace is a student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama, where she is writing a dissertation on the stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll, who was voted the "The Nation's #1 Comedienne" in 1950 but has been largely forgotten by historians of comedy and, in particular, by historians of Jewish comics.