Visiting Scholars

2013-2014 Visiting Scholars

Zev Harvey

Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Professor Emeritus, Department of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Professor Harvey studied philosophy at Columbia University (BA, 1965; Ph.D., 1973) and taught in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University (1971-1977), before moving to Jerusalem in 1977.  He is the author of many studies on medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, including Physics and Metaphysics in Hasdai Crescas (1998).  He is an EMET Prize laureate (2009).

Professor Harvey will be teaching Medievel Hebrew Philosophical Texts and Medievel Philosophy in Fall 2013.


Mark Kligman

Adjunct Visiting Professor of Music, Columbia University

Professor of Music, Hebrew Union College


Mark Kligman, Ph.D., is Professor of Jewish Musicology at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York where he teaches in the School of Sacred Music.

Educated at New York University and California State University, he earned his doctorate in Musicology with and emphasis on Ethnomusicology at NYU in 1997. Dr. Kligman specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and has published several articles on the liturgy of Syrian Jews. His work also extends to historical trends in the liturgical music of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions. Another area of research is contemporary Jewish music since the 1970s.


Professor Kligman will be teaching Jewish Music in New York in Fall 2013.


Alyssa Quint

Lecturer in Yiddish Language, Columbia University


Alyssa Quint teaches Yiddish language and literature at Columbia University. She received her PhD at Harvard University where she wrote a dissertation on the modern Yiddish theater. She has published articles and book reviews in various academic journals. She is currently at work on a digital project called Mapping Yiddish Theater that weds history, culture and language-learning with the experience of the Yiddish theater in New York City.









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