Dr. Susan Einbinder, Professor of Medieval and Modern Hebrew Literature at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, recently received two prestigious fellowships, which will allow her to pursue research for future publications. The first is a fellowship for the fall semester of 2004 at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, located in Princeton, New Jersey. The second is a grant from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
Dr. Einbinder was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1983 and received her Ph.D. in English and comparative literature from Columbia University in 1991. In 2002, she published Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval France. Her current research focuses on the study of medieval literature of Jewish martyrdom.
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