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Sheila E. Jelen
Director of the Program in Jewish Studies
Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Zantker Professor of Jewish Literature, Culture and History
Contact Information
1475 Patterson Office Tower
BA at the University of Michigan in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies (1993)
PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature (2001).
Research Interests
  • Gender and Jewish literature
  • Popular Ethnography and American Jewish Identity
  • Post-Holocaust Jewish Identity
  • Hassidic Narratives and Secular Culture
  • Documentary Photography and Post-Holocaust Identity
  • Translation and Jewish American Identity
  • Literature of the Holocaust
  • The Ethics of Representation
  • Testimony and Trauma
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Jewish Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • International Film Studies
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies