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Thomas L. Price
Lecturer, Career Track, Judaic Studies
Email: tlprice@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5785

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...
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Ashwini Rajashekar
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Gil Ribak
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
Email: gribak@email.arizona.edu
TEL: Main Office (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
 

I am an Associate Professor at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. In 2021-2022, I serve as the European Union’s Marie S. Curie Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwig’s University, Freiburg, Germany.

 

Born and raised in Israel, I...
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Joaquin Ruiz
Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, Director, Biosphere 2, Professor, Geosciences and BIO5 Institute
Email: jruiz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8527
Office: ENR2 Room N525

Joaquin Ruiz received his B.S. in Geology and B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Miami. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Michigan. Ruiz served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami from 1982 to 1983 before joining the University of Arizona...
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Jacqueline Schmidt
Outreach Coordinator
Email: jan1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5759
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Jackie is the Outreach Coordinator for The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. She has over 10 years experience working, volunteering and outreaching in the Tucson community. Her coordinating experience comes from working 3 years in the local hospitality industry engaging with clients from all...
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Sarah Helen Schneider
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Howard J. Schwartz
M.D., Rabbi, Lecturer, Judaic Studies
Email: sbs-judaic@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758
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Gila Silverman
Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Judaic Studies
Email: gilas@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
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Martin Somoza
Falbaum Fellow in Judaic Studies
Email: martinsomoza@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5758
Office: Marshall 420
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Max Strassfeld
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Religious Studies/Classics & Judaic Studies
Email: mstrassfeld@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1383
Office: Learning Services Building Room 222
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Asher Susser, PhD
Professor, Modern Israel Studies
Email: susser@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 626-5785
FAX: 626-5767
Office: Marshall 429

Professor Asher Susser is The Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona, Professor of History in the Department of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU. He was the...
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Jennie Taer
Student Administrative Assistant
Email: jennieshira@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5758
FAX: 520-626-5767
Office: Marshall 420

Jennie Taer is a junior at The University of Arizona. She is studying Political Science with a focus of Foreign Affairs. When she isn’t studying she spends her time involving herself in her sorority and greek life. She is also a Hebrew student and enjoys traveling to Israel and learning about...
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Gayil Talshir
Ph.D., The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2009-2010
Email: msgayil@mscc.huji.ac.il

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...
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Daniela Tascarella
Graduate Student Administrative Assistant
Email: danielat1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Daniela has been the Center's Student Administrative Assistant since 2011 and is an essential member of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies staff.

 


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Naomi Tor
M.A., Hebrew Lecturer, Career Track, Judaic Studies
Email: npresent@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Building, Suite 420

Naomi Present Tor is a Tucson native and an alumnus of the University of Arizona, where she received her B.A. in French and Italian Language and Literature. Naomi received her Master of Arts in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language from Middlebury Language Schools at Middlebury College in Vermont...
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Adam Ussishkin
Ph.D., Professor, Linguistics & Judaic Studies
Email: ussishki@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7121
FAX: (520) 626-9014
Office: Douglass 312

I'm a 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...
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John Winchester, MPA
Outreach Coordinator
Email: jwinches@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5759
FAX: 520-626-5767
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg. Room 421

Born and raised in Tucson, John comes to the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies after working with Christians United for Israel for three and a half years.  Having traveled to several hundred universities around the country, worked with students on Israel related issues, studied Middle Eastern...
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Esther Zazueta
Office Assistant
Email: estherzaz@email.arizona.edu
Office: The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Hi, my name is Esther Zazueta and I am one of the Student Office Assistants. I am currently a sophomore and a pre-business student and I am hoping to apply for Eller Professional Admissions Fall 2022, and major in Finance. I am a Tucson native and enjoy running, traveling, and drinking coffee. I...
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