The Center for Jewish Civilization boasts a collection of world class scholars, including experts in Holocaust and genocide studies, Middle East and international affairs, and the humanities.

As far as we’re concerned, there exists an organic nexus between the research we conduct and the work we do with our undergraduates in the classroom. To this end we thought you’d might like to know what our CJC faculty members are working on now. Please note, our scholars are usually working on three or four projects at a time, but below is a simple reference to the one study they are most jazzed about:

Elliott Abrams, Democracy and American Statecraft

Jacques BerlinerblauThe Philip Roth We Don’t Know: From #MeToo to Metempsychosis (University of Virginia Press, 2021)

David Ebenbach, Some Unimaginable Animal (Orison Books, 2019)

Zion Evrony, Holy Land, Holy-See, Holy Temple: Memoirs of Israel’s Ambassador to the Vatican & Ireland

Ira Forman, Confronting Hungary’s Anti-Semitic Past: The Balin Homan Statue in Szekesfehervar (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 2021)

Meital Orr, “‘Wild Thorns’: The Convergence of Women’s Voices in Israeli and Palestinian Literature and Film” (Forthcoming, Shofar, 2019)

Jessica RodaPerforming Hasidicness: Ultra-Orthodoxy on screen and on stage in North America (2022)

Dennis Ross, Be Strong and of Good Courage (Working Title with Co-Author David Makovsky)

David Saperstein, “Introduction” and “The Jewish Stake in the Struggle for International Religious Freedom” in Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority (CCAR Press, 2019)

Ori Soltes, Eros and Eris: Love and Strife in Greco-Roman Culture and Their Siblings and Offspring (Skyhorse Publishing, 2018)

Anna Sommer Schneider, Behind the Iron Curtain: The Communist Government in Poland and Its Attitude Towards the “Joint’s” Activities, 1944-1989, in “The Joint Distribution Committee: 100 Years of Jewish History” (Wayne State University Press, 2019)

Andrej Umansky, “Mass Executions in the Krasnodar Krai, 1942” (Article, 2019)