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Jewish Studies Program


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Learn more about the faculty and staff of the Jewish Studies Program or contact us.

Core Faculty

 

Consulting Faculty

Associate Professor (Political Science)

Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1996

Specialty: Israel’s security and economic policies; Israeli-Palestinian economic relations; International Relations and International Political Economy, with main focus on international trade, war, globalization,  counter-insurgency, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

CV [PDF]

Contact: katherine.barbieri@sc.edu 

Associate Dean (Continuous Professional Development & Strategic AffairsUSC School of Medicine-Palmetto Health CME Organization)

Ph.D., New York University, 1976 

Specialty: Inter-generational transfer of Jewish values, especially in relation to secular behavior and Tikun Olam.

CV [PDF]

Contact: morris.blachman@uscmed.sc.edu 

Professor (Languages, Literatures, & Cultures)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1997  

Specialty: Research interests in the link between antisemitism and gender, and between antisemitism and anti-Americanism; Antisemitism in contemporary German literature.

CV [PDF]

Contact: agnes.mueller@sc.edu 

Clinical Assistant Professor (Instruction & Teacher Education, USC College of Education)

Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2010

Specialty: Early child cognitive development with a focus on Jewish education, equity pedagogy, and faculty advisor for the Jewish fraternity AePi

CV [PDF]

Contact: meirmuller@sc.rr.com 

Associate Professor (History)

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2004

CV [PDF]

Contact: schor@mailbox.sc.edu

Associate Professor (English Language & Literature)

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006

Specialty: Jewish literature (including Holocaust novels) written for children; biblical themes in children’s and adolescent literature; Jewish history/Jewish literature as school curriculum.

CV [PDF]

Contact: schwebel@mailbox.sc.edu 

Professor (History) Ph.D., University of Virfginia, 2003

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Contact: sklaroff@mailbox.sc.edu


Associate Scholar

Visiting Professor of History and Jewish Studies, College of Charleston
Adjunct Professor, South Carolina Honors College, USC
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975

Specialty: History of the Holocaust; The Holocaust in film and all documentary and dramatic representations of the Holocaust; European colonial traditions and the doctrine of "the final solution."

CV [PDF]

Contact: tedrsc@gmail.com 


Emeritus 

Professor Emeritus-Religious Studies; Vice Chair of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1975

Specialty: Hebrew Bible; Ancient Israelite History and Religion.

Contact: evansc@mailbox.sc.edu 

Professor Emeritus (Religious Studies)
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980-Religion and Culture 

Specialty: Holocaust in Literature and Film, SC Commission on the Holocaust, Religion and Existentialism, Visions of Apocalypse, Religion in the South, Hermeneutics

CV [PDF]

Contact: lewiske@mailbox.sc.edu 

Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs Emeritus (Political Science) and Jewish Studies Program Emeritus Scholar
Ph.D., Yale University, 1971 
Specialty: International relations; international conflict; Israeli foreign/national security policy; the Arab-Israeli conflict system, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Contact:  starr@mailbox.sc.edu