Dr. Bodian is a Professor in the Department of History, specializing in the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, post-Expulsion Sephardic Jewry and Jews and the Reformation. She teaches courses on Jewish Martyrdom, The Church and the Jews, The Spanish Inquisition, Early Modern Jewish History, Medieval Jewish History, and Modern Jewish History. She received her PhD in Jewish history from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1988.
Dr. Bos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies specializing in 20th-century Comparative Western European and US literature; cultural studies, gender and memory, autobiography, and the history, culture and literature of the Holocaust. Although her research focus is largely Western European, she teaches several courses connected to Eastern European Jewish History, including a Liberal Arts Honors course entitled, “Holocaust Aftereffects” and a Women’s and Gender Studies course entitled, “Women and the Holocaust”. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Dr. Hoberman is the Chair of the Germanic Studies Department. Recently, his research has focused upon European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race. He has published several articles related to Eastern European Jewish History including, "Otto Weininger and the Critique of Jewish Masculinity." In Nancy A. Harrowitz and Barbara Hyams, eds. Jews & Gender: Responses to Otto Weininger (1995), and "'How Fiercely That Gentile Rides!': Jews, Horses, and Equestrian Style." In Jack M. Kugelmass, ed. Joining the Club: Jews, Sports and the Rites of Citizenship (2007). He also teaches an upper division Jewish Studies course on "Anti-Semitism in History and Literature." He received his PhD in Scandanavian Languages and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975.
Dr. King holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Chair of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, where he has taught since 1965 in the departments of Linguistics, German, and Asian Studies. He was Founding Dean of Liberal Arts from 1979 until 1993. He has published widely on the Yiddish language as well as on linguistics and German, and on language and nationalism in India. He brought Isaac Bashevis Singer to the University of Texas in 1979 for a lecture, befriended him, and was instrumental in obtaining the Singer literary archive for the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas. He has taught various courses in the Jewish Studies Program and at the Dell Center such as: Jewish Languages in Jewish History; Jews in Modern Times (since 1789); History of Anti-Semitism; Israel-bashing; Yiddish Lilnguistics.
Dr. Lichtenstein is an assistant professor in the Department of History specializing in modern Eastern Europe. She holds degrees from University of Copenhagen, Brandeis University, and the University of Toronto. She is currently working on a book that looks at the Zionist movement in Czechoslovakia between the world wars focusing on ways in which nationalism served as a vehicle for Jews’ integration. Her research interests include twentieth century Jewish history with a focus on nationalism, minorities and state-building, and relations between Jews and non-Jews. She has published articles on interwar Zionism and Jews in Czechoslovakia in East European Jewish Affairs, the Simon Dubnow Institute’s Leipziger Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur and The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish History, Religion, and Culture. She teaches several courses related to the history of Eastern European Jews, including "East European Jews in the Modern World," and "WWII in Eastern Europe."
Dr. Neuburger is a Professor in the Department of History, with interests ranging from ethnicity and nationalism, to material culture, gender, consumption, and commodity history. Her specialty is in Bulgarian history and her first book was on Muslim populations, The Orient Within: Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria. Her interest in minority relations in the Eastern Europe, however, has led her to teach extensively on Jews of the region. She has published one article on the subject, “The Russo-Turkish War and the "Eastern Jewish Question": Encounters between Victims and Victors in Ottoman Bulgaria 1877-78,” Eastern European Jewish Studies 26 (1996): 53-66. In addition, Bulgarian Jews feature prominently in one of the chapters of her book in progress, Inhaling Modernity: Tobacco Production, Consumption, and Commerce in Bulgaria, 1859-1989.