Faculty


Camille Angel

Adjunct Professor

Camille Shira Angel, an adjunct professor in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, is also an ordained rabbi from the Hebrew Union...

Courses:

Ethics

Paula Birnbaum

Professor and Academic Director, MA in Museum Studies
(415) 422-5167

Paula Birnbaum will be on sabbatical for the 2017-18 academic year. She is the Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program and...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College | MA, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College | BA, History of Art & French Literature, Bowdoin College

Courses:

Museum Studies I, Modern & Contemporary Art, Women & Art, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Museum Studies: History/Theory

Jeremy Brown

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6601

Jeremy P. Brown earned his PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. He teaches at USF in the department of Theology and Religious...

Education:

BA, Religion, Reed College | PhD, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

Expertise:

Jewish mysticism, Judaism in medieval Iberia, Historical intersections of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Courses:

Directed Study, Jewish and Islamic Mysticism, Jewish-Christian Relationship

Lee Bycel

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6601

Lee is the rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Napa and a Senior Moderator at the Aspen Institute. He has devoted his life to a variety of social...

Education:

BA from University of California at Berkeley | PhD from Claremont School of Theology

Expertise:

Social justice issues

Courses:

Holocaust and Genocide, Ethics

Aaron Hahn Tapper

Professor
(415) 422-2378

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the Mae and Benjamin Swig Professor in Jewish Studies and the founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and...

Education:

PhD, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara | MTS, Harvard Divinity School | BA, Johns Hopkins University

Courses:

Politics of Conflict and Peace, FYS: First-Year Seminar, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Social Justice, Activism, and Jews, Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities, Ethics, Directed Reading

Susanne Hoelscher

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2802

Susanne Hoelscher received her PhD in German Studies from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in post-wall Berlin literature and...

Education:

PhD, German Studies, University of California, Davis | MA, German Studies, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Paris-Berlin, First Semester German, Second Semester German, Third Semester German, German Literature and Culture/1945-Today, Paris-Berlin

Oren Kroll-Zeldin

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6601

Oren Kroll-Zeldin received his PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he also received an MA...

Courses:

Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Modern Jewish Thought, Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities, Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Ethics, Directed Reading

Rose Levinson

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6601

Rose L. Levinson, PhD, came to USF in 2009, soon after completing a doctorate focused on Jewish Cultural Studies. She teaches Jews, Judaisms and...

Elliot Neaman

Professor
(415) 422-6411

Elliot Neaman received a BA in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1979, an MA in history and philosophy from the Freie Universität...

Education:

PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley | MA, History and Philosophy, Freie Universität in Berlin | BA, Sociology, University of British Columbia

Courses:

The World Since 1945, European Civilization, Historical Methods, The World Since 1945, Modern European Intellectual History, Modern German History, Special Undergraduate Studies in History, Undergraduate Seminar in European History, The Social Implications of Scientific Rationality, Late Modern Intellectual History; Existentialism and Humanism

Andrew Ramer

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6601

Andrew Ramer, an adjunct professor in the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, is also an ordained maggid (sacred storyteller) and the...

Courses:

Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities

Esti Skloot

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6650

Esti Skloot grew up in Israel where she studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and received her teacher's credentials from the Hebrew...

Education:

BA, Music, Sonoma State University | MA, Creative Writing, University of San Francisco

Courses:

First Semester Hebrew, Second Semester Hebrew, Third Semester Hebrew, Dir Reading & Research

Maja Zuckerman

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-6601

Maja Gildin Zuckerman works in the intersection of Jewish cultural history, anthropology, and social theory, with a focus on Jewish nationalism,...

Education:

PhD, Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Southern Denmark | MA, Anthropology and Sociology (cum laude), Tel Aviv University | BA, Anthropology and Jewish Studies, Copenhagen University and Haifa University

Courses:

Ethics

Stephen Zunes

Professor
(415) 422-6981

Stephen Zunes has been at USF since 1995, teaching courses on the politics of Middle East and other regions, nonviolence, conflict resolution, U.S....

Education:

PhD, Cornell University | MA, Temple University | BA, Oberlin College

Courses:

Politics of Conflict and Peace, Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, Global Economic Justice, Government and Politics of the Middle East, Global Conflict Resolution, United States Foreign Policy, Directed Study

Contact Info

Office of Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social Justice

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 152 (415) 422-6601 (415) 422-5356