JUS 203a Intermediate Modern Hebrew
JUS 303a Advanced Modern Hebrew
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays noon - 1pm & by appointment (Marshall Bldg., 490)
A native of Israel, Anat Maimon has been the Coordinator of the Hebrew Program at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies for the past three years. A graduate of Tel-...
I am a high school and college teacher by background; now I work in educational outreach (with K-14 teachers, community groups, etc.) at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. I am also a Holocaust educator. Since 2000 I have been a Museum Teacher Fellow with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. With the Museum's backing, I wrote my doctoral dissertation ( U of A, History Department), which...
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2007-2009
Shlomo Aronson was The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies from 2007-2009. A native of Israel, Aronson is Professor of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book Hitler the Allies and the Jews received the Israeli Political Science Association Award for outstanding book in English, as well as the Sybil Milton Prize of the German Studies...
Karen Borek is an adjunct instructor for both Religious Studies and Judaic Studies. Since earning the PhD in Religion at Emory University, she has taught courses on Jesus in Contemporary Thought, Feminist Approaches to the Bible, and the Problem of God and Evil at the University of Arizona and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Her research interests focus on a tragic...
Email: bldavis @email.arizona.edu
For office hours and location, contact the instructor.
Currently enrolled students should refer to the syllabus posted on D2L.
Bryan Davis teaches Jewish Responses to the Holocaust and is Director of Holocaust Education and Youth Education Coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. He is a UofA doctoral student in Language, Reading...
Professor Emeritus, Judaic Studies & Near Eastern Studies
Dr. Dever is an American archaeologist specializing in the history of Israel and the Near East in Biblical times. He was Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Arizona in Tucson from 1975 to 2002. He is a 1955 graduate of Milligan College. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966. Dever was Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum-Hebrew Union...
Professor Emeritus, Judaic Studies and The History Department
Leonard Dinnerstein is a Professor Emeritus of history and former director of Judaic Studies. His books include The Leonard Frank Case, America and the Survivors of the Holocaust, and Antisemitism in America. Vita
Email: dlgraizb @email.arizona.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 (please call ahead to make sure I am available)
David Graizbord is a historian of early modern Jews. His research focuses on the Western Sephardi Diaspora of the seventeenth century. In particular, Graizbord's writing approaches questions of religious, social, and political identity as these questions shaped the...
The David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies 2011 & 2013
Dr. Hammer is the David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona. He is an adjunct professor at The Hebrew University’s Rothberg School, serves as the Academic Director to Shurat HaDin, and works as an International Expert for the Open Society Institute. Hammer’s research focuses on international law and human rights. His most recent...
JUS 370b Jewish History: The Medieval & Early Modern Periods
Email: deborahk @email.arizona.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm and by appointment
Office Location: Social Sciences #111A
Adjunct Instructor Deborah Kaye earned her PhD in Modern European History from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Jewish History from The University of Michigan. Her research...
Thomas Kovach received his B. A. in German from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1978. From 1978 to 1990 he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Utah, from 1990 to 1994 he chaired the German and Russian Department at the University of Alabama, and in 1994 he came to The...
Lecturer & Coordinator of Sekhel veLev, Judaic Studies
Email: sbs-judaic @email.arizona.edu
Solomon Littman, Visiting Scholar and Coordinator of Judaic Studies Sekhel veLev (Mind and Heart) program recently donated twenty-five Soviet-era Ukrainian booklets on the Holocaust to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Sol is currently revising the text of his latest book, In Reluctant Pursuit: The Tepid Post-War...
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 -2:00pm and by appointment (Marshall Bldg., Room 420)
JUS 103a Elementary Modern Hebrew
JUS 203a Intermediate Modern Hebrew
A native of Israel, Uri Maimon has been teaching Hebrew at the University of Arizona for the past four years. A graduate of Tel-Aviv University in Social Studies, and, of the University of Arizona in Management...
Sharon B. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor. She is Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science and serves as Director of The University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program, which is funded by the Technology Research...
Sonja Mekel studied in Germany, Israel and the United States. She earned her PhD in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her dissertation, she examined the relationship between Germans and German Jews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the nineteenth century. She has published several book reviews and articles, and appeared in a PBS documentary on the Jews of St. Louis. She has...
Email: tlhomas @yahoo.com
Office Hours: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm & by appointment
Office location: The Marshall Bldg., Room 429
JUS 387 The History of Anti-Semitism
Tom Price teaches “Israel, Islam & The West” and “The History of Anti-Semitism.” He contributes regularly to the local radio show “Too Jewish.” In addition, he has become a frequent...
The Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies 2011
Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews Among Jewish Immigrants
Coures Taught at The Univeristy of Arizona
JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Jewish People in America
JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics (1848-1948)
Courses Taught in the Past
Introduction to American Jewish History
The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics,...
Visiting Professor in Modern Israel Studies 2010-2011
Asher Susser is a senior fellow and former director of the Moshe Dayan Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, and author of Israel, Jordan and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative (fall 2011). He was The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' Visiting Professor in Modern Israel Studies for the 2010-2011academic year.
Dr. Susser resides in Canada.
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2009-2010
Gayil Talshir was the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies for the 2009-2010 academic year. She received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she directs the University’s MA Program in Public Policy for top civil servants. Dr. Talshir’s research focus...
Raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Tucson Sculptor Rebecca Thompson draws on the rich history of each site to develop her themes. Whether she is creating monumental structures or intimate pieces her work feels natural and peaceful.
Her graduate studies at Cornell University took place just as the 9-11 event transpired in New York City. She says that this event changed the course of her...
T.A. Coordinator: I'm an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, with appointments in Cognitive Science, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Near Eastern Studies, Judaic Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. My research focuses on lexical access, as well as phonology and morphology. Much of the work I do centers on Semitic languages, especially Maltese and...