Shapiro Named Senior Fellow at Chicago’s Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion

Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro, associate professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been appointed a senior fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago for the 2014-15 academic year.  

While at the center, she will work on a project on the “Jewish Uncanny: the Modern Nation State and its Discontents,” which contextualizes the logic of the so called “Jewish Question” in terms of figures and tropes, such as ghostliness, endless wandering, and vampirism, through which Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness were imagined.  

Shapiro, who is also director of the certificate program in religious studies, delivered the annual David Lipson Memorial Lecture on March 24 at the University of Toronto, where she spoke on  “Reading for Gender in Jewish Philosophy.” She also presented a paper on “Moses Mendelssohn’s ‘Living Script’ and Contemporary Jewish Thought” as part of a workshop on Moses Mendelssohn and Translation at the University of Toronto on March 23.