Institute for Jewish Studies
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt named director
established an Institute
for Jewish Studies to coordinate the existing graduate program
in Jewish studies with related curricula offered in more than
a dozen departments and to create the opportunity for undergraduates
to major or minor in the field. Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish
and Holocaust Studies Deborah
E. Lipstadt has been named director of the institute.
Over the past
thirty years Emory has developed a wide array of courses and programs
in Jewish studies, says Lipstadt.
But those courses
are scattered among the Universitys religion, Middle Eastern
studies, history, anthropology, Russian studies, and language
departments, making it difficult for students to pursue a comprehensive
undergraduate track. Existing courses will continue to be offered
in their home departments but will be cross-referenced by the
institute for students majoring in Jewish studies beginning this
Lipstadt says significant
focuses of the institute will include diaspora studies, language
and literature, American Jewish studies, and the study of modern
will raise questions that relate not just to Jews and Judaism
but to many of the issues facing society at large, she says.
For example, the institute plans to partner with Emorys
African-American Studies program to create new areas of study.G.F.