Jewish Studies Faculty
Jewish Studies Program
Federica K. Clementi [On sabbatical and research leave until January 2017]
Associate Professor and Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellow, Department of English Language & Literature
Ph.D., City University of New York, 2008
Holocaust studies; Jewish women writers; feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to literature; Jewish ecocriticism
Associate Professor, Department of History
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
European Jewish history (with multidisciplinary interests across history, architecture, and urban studies).
Professor, Department of English Language & Literature
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985
Director, Jewish Studies Program
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., London School of Economics, 1984
Middle Eastern history and politics; Israeli foreign policy; international media and foreign policy.
Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs Emeritus (Political Science) and Jewish Studies Program Emeritus Scholar
Ph.D., Yale University, 1971
International relations; international conflict; Israeli foreign/national security policy; the Arab-Israeli conflict system, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Ph.D., New York University, 2006
Medieval Jewish history in the Mediterranean (including religious polemics and historiography), early modern reception history of medieval Hebrew texts, the use of Jewish symbols in contemporary American Christianity.
|Katherine Barbieri||Associate Professor
Ph.D., Binghamton University, 1996
Israel’s security and economic policies; Israeli-Palestinian economic relations; International Relations and International Political Economy, with main focus on international trade, war, globalization, counter-insurgency, terrorism and counter-terrorism.
|Morris J. Blachman||Associate Dean
(Continuous Professional Development & Strategic AffairsUSC School of Medicine-Palmetto Health CME Organization)
Ph.D., New York University, 1976
Inter-generational transfer of Jewish values, especially in relation to secular behavior and Tikun Olam.
|Agnes C. Mueller|| Associate Professor
(Languages, Literatures, & Cultures)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1997
Research interests in the link between antisemitism and gender, and between antisemitism and anti-Americanism; Antisemitism in contemporary German literature.
|Rabbi Meir Muller||Clinical Assistant Professor
(Instruction & Teacher Education,
USC College of Education)
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2010
Early child cognitive development with a focus on Jewish education, equity pedagogy, and faculty advisor for the Jewish fraternity AePi
|Sara L. Schwebel||Associate Professor
(English Language & Literature)
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006
Jewish literature (including Holocaust novels) written for children; biblical themes in children’s and adolescent literature; Jewish history/Jewish literature as school curriculum.
|Theodore Rosengarten||Visiting Professor of History and Jewish Studies,
College of Charleston
Adjunct Professor, South Carolina Honors College, USC
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975
History of the Holocaust; The Holocaust in film and all documentary and dramatic representations of the Holocaust; European colonial traditions and the doctrine of "the final solution".
*In addition to its Core Faculty, Jewish Studies at the University of South Carolina also depends on Consulting Faculty and Associate Scholars.
|Carl D. Evans||Professor Emeritus-Religious Studies; Vice Chair of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1975
Hebrew Bible; Ancient Israelite History and Religion.
|Kevin Lewis||Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980-Religion and Culture
Holocaust in Literature and Film, SC Commission on the Holocaust, Religion and Existentialism, Visions of Apocalypse, Religion in the South, Hermeneutics
Consulting Faculty must have evidence of scholarly interest in the field, and may teach courses outside the core curriculum. Consulting Faculty are full-time employees of the University, who participate in Jewish Studies on this campus in some of the following ways:
Have a research focus or publication agenda that involves Jewish Studies.
- Teach courses having Jewish Studies content that can be cross-listed.
- Provide service to Jewish Studies committees, serve as a liaison to student groups, or serve on appropriate student committees.
Associate Scholars are associates of the program who are not full-time employees of the University, but who participate in Jewish Studies at USC in the manner described above.
Consulting Faculty and Associate Scholar status is granted to individuals through an application process. New consulting faculty can be self-nominated or nominated by any of the Jewish Studies core faculty. Nominees are invited to submit an application which should consist of a short statement of interest in being listed as Jewish Studies faculty (detailing desired participation in the areas of research, teaching, and service) along with a recent CV. If appropriate, the applicant should also include syllabi of Jewish Studies related courses (or a short title and descriptive paragraph, if such courses have not yet been taught). Applications will be considered and approved by the Jewish Studies core faculty.
Applications should be sent via email, to the director (firstname.lastname@example.org).