Faculty

Core Faculty

Marc Zvi Brettler

Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies

marc.brettler@duke.edu

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Roberto Maria Dainotto

Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 219A Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Office Hours: W 11:30-12:30pm, or by appointment

dainotto@duke.edu

Modern and contemporary Italian culture. Publications include Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell UP, 2000); Europe (in Theory) (Duke UP, 2007); The... Full Profile »

Ellen F. Davis

Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology in the Divinity School

Office: 211 Old Divinity, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967

Phone: (919) 660-3561

edavis@div.duke.edu

Ellen F. Davis is Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University Divinity School in North Carolina. The author of eight books and many articles, her research interests... Full Profile »

Kata Gellen

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor

Office: 116B Old Chemistry Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256

Phone: (919) 660-3168

kata.gellen@duke.edu

My main areas of research are German literary modernism, German-Jewish culture, Weimar cinema, and Austrian literature. My manuscript, Kafka and Noise: The Discovery of Cinematic Sound in Literary... Full Profile »

Shai Ginsburg

Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Office: John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708-0414

Campus Box: Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414

Phone: (919) 681-4592

shai.ginsburg@duke.edu

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Malachi H. Hacohen

Associate Professor of History

Office: 210 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 684-6819

mhacohen@duke.edu

MALACHI HAIM HACOHEN (Ph.D., Columbia), Bass Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion, is Director of the Center for European Studies, and member of the faculty of... Full Profile »

Beth Holmgren

Professor with Tenure

Office: 316 Languages Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90259, Durham, NC 27708-0259

Phone: (919) 660-3140

beth.holmgren@duke.edu

I am a full professor trained in Polish Studies and Russian Studies, with special expertise in narrative and film analysis, performance studies, gender studies, diasporic studies, and cultural... Full Profile »

Laura Suzanne Lieber

Professor of Religious Studies

Office: 118B Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3510

laura.lieber@duke.edu

My primary area of research is in the area of synagogue poetry ("piyyut") from Late Antiquity and the Byzantine period. I examine these works from a variety of perspectives, including literary,... Full Profile »

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Ylana Miller

Visiting Scholar in the Department of History

Office: 318 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 668-1611

ymiller@duke.edu

Memory and History: The Eichmann, Trial, Hannah Arendt, and the Construction of Jewish Community Full Profile »

Melvin K. H. Peters

Professor of Religious Studies

Office: 325 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3508

melopete@duke.edu

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Shelli Plesser

Lecturer in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Office: 2204 Erwin Road Room 234, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414

Phone: (919) 684-6104

ivritbeduke@gmail.com

Her interests are focused primarily on the communicative performance of languages with a strong adherence to the Chomskian-generative view of language, language development, and language... Full Profile »

Irene Silverblatt

Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Office: 500 W 111th St, Apt 2B, New York, NY 10025

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 641-0319

irene.silverblatt@duke.edu

Irene Silverblatt researches the cultural dimensions of power. She studies how “race-thinking” and gender relations were integral to the making of the modern world as well as how historical memory... Full Profile »

Helen Solterer

Professor in the Department of Romance Studies

Office: 217B Language Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-3118

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5-6 pm.& by appt.

hsolt@duke.edu

My research focuses on pre-modern literatures and cultures in French, and other vernaculars.  I understand fiction in historical action, shaped not only by the eventfulness of its first era, but... Full Profile »

Rebecca L. Stein

Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 205 Friedl Building, 1316 Campus Drive Duke Box 900, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Box 90091, Durham, NC 27708-0091

Phone: (919) 684-4663

rlstein@duke.edu

My research studies linkages between cultural and political processes in Israel in relation to its military occupation and the history of Palestinian dispossession. I am the author of (with Adi... Full Profile »

Avner Vengosh

Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Office: 205 Old Chemistry Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90230, Durham, NC 27708-0230

Phone: (919) 681-8050

vengosh@duke.edu

My research aims to link environmental geochemistry and isotope hydrology in order to trace the sources and mechanisms of water contamination and relationships with human health. Current research... Full Profile »

Affiliated Faculty

Yaakov Ariel

Yaakov Ariel

Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

Office: 106 Carolina Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

Phone: (919) 962 - 3930

yariel@email.unc.edu

Yaakov Ariel is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Chicago, where he completed a doctoral degree on Christian messianic groups and their relation to Jews and... Full Profile »

Stephen B. Chapman

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Office: 051 Langford, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967

Phone: (919) 660-3408

schapman@div.duke.edu

A proponent of theological interpretation of the Bible, Professor Chapman has studied, lectured, and taught internationally in a variety of academic and church settings. His work focuses on the... Full Profile »

Thomas J. Ferraro

Frances Hill Fox Professor of English

Office: 323 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 684-3718

Office Hours: M 3:30-4:45 pm, Th 3:30-4:45 pm, and by appointment

ferraro@duke.edu

Professor Ferraro is an aficionado of the great American stuff--Emily Dickinson, Edward Hopper, the Marx Brothers, and Nina Simone--who writes on literature, film, and the performing arts. He is the... Full Profile »

Bryan Gilliam

Professor of Music

Office: 067 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665

Phone: (919) 660-3321

bgilliam@duke.edu

Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, 19the and... Full Profile »

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David Benjamin Goldstein

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Office: P and S 630 West 168th Street, Suite 11 101, New York, NY 10032

Campus Box: 268 CARL, Box 3054, Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (212) 305-0932

d.goldstein@duke.edu

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Christy Lohr

Associate Dean for Religious Life

Office: 048 Chapel Basement, Box 90974, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Duke Box 90974, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-2909

christy.lohr@duke.edu

Christy Lohr Sapp is the Associate Dean for Religious Life at Duke University Chapel. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter in England, and her scholarly research focuses on Christian... Full Profile »

Joel Marcus

Professor of New Testament

Office: 217 Gray Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967

Phone: (919) 660-3562

jmarcus@div.duke.edu

Joel Marcus teaches New Testament with an emphasis on the Gospels and the context of early Christianity within Judaism. His publications include two monographs on Mark, a two-volume commentary on the... Full Profile »

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Judith Ruderman

Visiting Professor in the Department of English

Office: 3612 Alman Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Duke Box 90005, Durham, NC 27708-0005

Phone: (919) 489-0421

judith.ruderman@duke.edu

Judith Ruderman retired from her Duke University positions of Vice Provost and Adjunct Professor of English in 2009. With her current title of Visiting Professor she continues to teach seminars in... Full Profile »

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Steven Sager

Visiting Lecturer in Academic Programs

Office: 101 New Divinity, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708-0968

Phone: (919) 660-3432

steve.sager@duke.edu

Steven Sager has been the Rabbi of Beth El Synagogue in Durham for over a decade. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he also earned a M.A. in Religion from Temple University and... Full Profile »

Priscilla Wald

R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English

Office: 327B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 684-6869

pwald@duke.edu

Priscilla Wald teaches and works on U.S. literature and culture, particularly literature of the late-18th to mid-20th centuries, contemporary narratives of science and medicine, science fiction... Full Profile »

Annabel J. Wharton

William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 114 South Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse Bay 9, A288A Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-2495

wharton@duke.edu

ANNABEL WHARTON, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History, Duke University, and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2014, received her Ph.D. at the Courtauld... Full Profile »

Saskia Ziolkowski

Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Studies

Office: 205 Language Ctr, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 660-2436

saskia.ziolkowski@duke.edu

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Emeritus

Kalman P. Bland

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Office: 230D Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3518

kpb@duke.edu

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Martin P. Golding

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Office: 201K West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3062

golding@law.duke.edu

Martin P. Golding (Ph.D. 1959, Columbia) joined the Duke faculty on September 1, 1976, as Professor of Philosophy and Law. He has taught at Columbia... Full Profile »

Claudia Koonz

Peabody Family Professor Emeritus of History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 333 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719

Phone: (919) 684-3941

ckoonz@duke.edu

How does it happen that citizens who consider themselves deeply moral can believe that some of their fellow citizens embody a danger so lethal that they must be eliminated? In "The Nazi Conscience,"... Full Profile »

Carol L. Meyers

Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 227 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3514

carol@duke.edu

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Eric M. Meyers

Bernice and Morton Lerner Emeritus Professor in Judaic Studies

Office: 230C Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964

Phone: (919) 660-3517

emc@duke.edu

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