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Affiliated Faculty

  • Alana Shuster

    Alana Shuster

    Hebrew Language Instructor
    Jewish Studies Program
    Office: Arts and Humanities Building, 6th floor room 647

  • Professor Eli Berman

    Professor Eli Berman

    Department of Economics
    Phone: 858-534-2858

  • Professor Alain Cohen

    Professor Alain Cohen

    Department of Literature
    Phone: (858) 534-3489

  • Associate Professor Tal Golan

    Associate Professor Tal Golan

    Department of History
    Phone: 858-534-3883

  • Professor Dayna Kalleres

    Professor Dayna Kalleres

    Department of Literature
    Phone: 858-534-22798

  • Assistant Professor Isabel Rivera-Collazo

    Assistant Professor Isabel Rivera-Collazo

    Department of Anthropology
    Phone: (858) 246-2331

  • Distinguished Professor Gershon Shafir

    Distinguished Professor Gershon Shafir

    Department of Sociology
    Phone: 858-534-2575

  • Deborah Hertz, Ph.D.

    Deborah Hertz, Ph.D.

    *on sabbatical Academic Year 2022-2023

    Professor and Herman Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies

    University of Minnesota, 1979

    Department of History

    Office: Arts and Humanities Building Room 919

    Phone: (858) 534-5501


    Deborah Hertz was trained in graduate school as a historian of Germany, with a focus on the late eighteenth century and on German Jewry. She has written two books about conversion and assimilation among Jews in Germany, especially in Berlin. Her current project is a history of radical Jewish women in Russia and Palestine. In that book-in-progress she seeks to understand which of the modern political movements at the close of the nineteenth century offered greater personal and career satisfaction to young women eager to change the world.

    Hertz's teaching has addressed topics in modern Jewish history, including the Holocaust, Zionism and modern Israel, and the history of Jewish women and the Jewish family. She is fascinated by the challenge of understanding the modern Jewish experience in the context of racism, religious tradition, and modern nationalism Professor Hertz enjoys bringing undergraduate students together with Holocaust survivors and the wider public engaged with history. Along with Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, she co-founded and co-directs the Holocaust Living History Workshop, which offers public programs throughout the year on the UCSD campus.

  • Thomas E. Levy, Ph.D.

    Thomas E. Levy, Ph.D.

    Distinguished Professor, Graduate Division UC San Diego

    Former Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands

    Sheffield University, 1981

    Department of Anthropology


    Levy is a Levantine field archaeologist with interests in the role of technology, especially early mining and metallurgy, on social evolution from the beginnings of sedentism and the domestication of plants and animals in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period (ca. 7500 BCE) to the rise of the first historic Levantine state level societies in the Iron Age (ca. 1200 – 500 BCE).

    Levy has been the principal investigator of many interdisciplinary archaeological field projects in Israel and Jordan that have been funded by the National Geographic Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and other organizations. He also conducts ethnoarchaeological research in India and is associate director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at the California Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego.