The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University is proud to announce the selection of our fourth faculty member, Dr. Nina Spiegel.
Dr. Nina Spiegel received her PhD in History from Stanford University, and is currently both Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at American University and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University.
Her scholarly work focuses on the history of modern Israeli culture, and her first book, Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community in British Mandate Palestine, is forthcoming from Wayne State University Press.
In addition to her many other accomplishments, Dr. Spiegel has been a Schusterman Teaching Fellow at American University, a Curatorial Fellow at the National Museum of American Jewish History, and a Board Member of the international Congress on Research in Dance.
Dr. Spiegel has accepted the position of Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professor of Israel Studies at PSU, the only designated tenure line position in Israel Studies in the Pacific Northwest. She will join the program this fall.
Her first course, on Israeli culture and society, will be taught this fall term in the Department of International Studies.