Dr. Susan Einbinder Named NYPL Cullman Fellow - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Dr. Susan Einbinder Named NYPL Cullman Fellow

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Thursday, April 2, 2009



Rabbi Susan L. Einbinder, Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew Literature at HUC-JIR, was awarded a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (NYPL).  Dr. Einbinder will spend the 2009-2010 academic year at the NYPL researching medieval Jewish physicians and the literature they wrote.


The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the NYPL, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.  View more at http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/scholars/index.html.


Dr. Einbinder is Professor of Hebrew Literature at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1983. Her current research focuses on the study of Jewish literature from Provence around the time of the expulsion of the French Jews in 1306. A 2004 recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship that allowed her to pursue research for future publications, Dr. Einbinder also received a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, as well as a grant from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. At the College-Institute, she teaches both medieval and modern Hebrew Literature. Dr. Einbinder is a noted lecturer and author of many books and publications.

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