Associate Professor of Religion
80 Claremont Avenue, Room 209
Jonathan Schorsch received his Ph.D. in Jewish history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000. His research interests include early modern Sephardic culture and history; race and religion; anthropology of Jews and Judaism; and early modern Jewish-Christian relations. He has published two books: Swimming the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians in the Seventeenth-Century Iberian World (Brill, 2008) and Jews and Blacks in the Early Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Scholarly essays include “Mosseh Pereyra de Paiva: An Amsterdam Portuguese Jewish Merchant Abroad in the Seventeenth Century,” in The Dutch Intersection: The Jews and the Netherlands in Modern History, ed. Yosef Kaplan (Leiden: Brill, 2008); “Disappearing Origins: Sephardic Autobiography Today,” Prooftexts 27,1 (2007); and "Jewish Ghosts in Germany," Jewish Social Studies 9,3 (Spring/Summer 2003). His general-interest writing has covered topics such as socially responsible investing, the environment, Judaism and ecology, and contemporary Jewish music, published in venues such as Tikkun, Sh'ma, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Eretz Acheret, and European Judaism.