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Faculty Advisory Committee

  • Lisa Lampert-Weissig, Ph.D

    Lisa Lampert-Weissig, Ph.D

    Professor and Katzin Endowed Chair of Jewish Civilization
    Jewish Studies Director
    UC Berkeley, 1996

    Department of Literature
    Office: Arts and Humanities Building, room 239
    Phone: 858-822-0204
    Email: llampert@ucsd.edu

    https://literature.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/llampertweissig.html

    Lisa Lampert-Weissig is a specialist in medieval literature and culture with a particular interest in medieval Jewish-Christian relations and the history of anti-Semitism. She has published on representations of Jews and Judaism in literatures in Middle English, Old French and Middle High German as well as on modern German-Jewish literature and on representations of Jews and Judaism in contemporary U.S. culture. She is especially interested in engaging the enduring impact of medieval literature and culture in the contemporary world.

  • Mira Balberg, Ph.D.

    Mira Balberg, Ph.D.

    Professor and Endowed Chair in Ancient Jewish Civilization
    Stanford University, 2011

    Department of History
    Office: Arts and Humanities Building, room 843
    Phone: (858) 246-5740

    Email: mbalberg@ucsd.edu

    https://history.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/balberg.html

    Mira Balberg  is a scholar of ancient Mediterranean religious history, with a focus on the emergence and development of Judaism in antiquity (200 BCE–500 CE). She is especially interested in the cultural contacts of Jews with their surrounding communities and with the imperial forces that shaped the Middle East in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Her main specialty is Judaism in Roman Syria-Palestine in late antiquity, and particularly the development of rabbinic Judaism in this period. Balberg is the author of Gateway to Rabbinic Literature (The Open University of Israel Press, 2013),  Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature (University of California Press, 2014), and Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature (University of California Press, 2017).

  • Amelia Glaser, Ph.D.

    Amelia Glaser, Ph.D.

    Professor and Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies
    Stanford University, 2004

    Department of Literature
    Office: Arts and Humanities Building, room 347
    Phone: (858) 534-3809
    Email: amglaser@ucsd.edu 

    https://literature.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/aglaser.html

    Amelia Glaser is professor of Slavic and comparative literature and holds the endowed chair in Judaic Studies. Her work focuses on Jewish-Slavic literary exchange, and she has written extensively on Russian, Yiddish, and Ukrainian literature from the nineteenth century to the present. She is the author of  Jews and Ukrainians: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop (Northwestern U.P., 2012), and Songs in Dark Times (Harvard U.P., 2020); the editor of Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising (Stanford U.P., 2015) and, with Steven Lee, Comintern Aesthetics, and the translator of Proletpen: America's Rebel Yiddish Poets (Wisconsin U.P., 2005). She is currently the associate director of the Institute for Arts and Humanities.

     

     

  • Allan Havis

    Allan Havis

    Professor

    Yale School of Drama

    Department of Theater and Dance
    Office: GH 309
    Phone: 858-534-8597
    Email: ahavis@ucsd.edu

     https://theatre.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/playwriting/allan-havis.html