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Prof. Dr. Jonathan Schorsch

j. schorsch
Photo: Angelina Schüler

Campus Am Neuen Palais / building 2; room 2.09

Tel.: 0331/977-1744

E-Mail: jschorschuni-potsdamde

Office hours: By appointment.

j. schorsch
Photo: Angelina Schüler


Professur, Jüdische Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, School of Jewish Theology, Universität Potsdam (October 2015- )

Visiting Deputy Professor (Vertretungsprofessor), School of Jewish Theology, Universität Potsdam (Summer semester 2014)

Guest Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College, Humanities Dept. (Fall semester 2013) Associate Research Scholar, Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies, Columbia University (September 2012-May 2013)

Associate Professor, Columbia University, Dept. of Religion (May 2008-May 2012)

Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Dept. of Religion (September 2003-May 2008)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Emory University, Dept. of History (September 2001 - May 2003) Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Dept. of Jewish Studies (Spring semester 1999/2000)

Research Interests

Early modern Sephardic history and culture

Slavery, “race” and religion

Judaism and ecology


Visual art


A list of publications can be found here.