Jonathan Schorsch

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Jonathan Schorsch

Associate Professor of Religion

80 Claremont Avenue, Room 209
212-851-4128
js1167@columbia.edu

 
 
 
 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.

 

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