Michael Weingrad

Professor of Judaic Studies


(503) 725-3085

Office: UCB C465A
Personal website: http://investigationsandfantasies.com 



Ph.D. English, University of Washington, Seattle 1999
M.A. English, University of Washington, Seattle 1993
B.A. English, Yale University, New Haven 1990 

Courses Taught

  • ENG 330U: Jewish & Israeli Literature
  • ENG 340: Messiahs in Modern Jewish Literature
  • ENG 367U: Jewish American Literature & Culture, 1880-1950
  • ENG 367U: Jewish American Literature & Culture, 1950-Present
  • ENG 373: Topics in Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
  • ENG 410: Baghdad in Modern Jewish Literature

Research Interests

  • Modern Jewish literature, culture, and politics
  • Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture
  • Poetry and translation
  • Science fiction and fantasy


    Michael Weingrad is the author of American Hebrew Literature: Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States and the editor and translator of Letters to America: Selected Poems of Reuven Ben-Yosef.  His essays and reviews, on topics ranging from Israeli fantasy and science fiction to the Jews of Baghdad, have appeared in the Jewish Review of BooksMosaic, and a range of other magazines and scholarly journals.  He has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Montague Burton Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Leeds, and a Harry Starr Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard.  A selection of his recent writing can be found at www.investigationsandfantasies.com.