Each academic year, the Center for Jewish Studies welcomes a group of scholars from around the world to gather at Harvard to engage in full-time research in Jewish Studies. By drawing together scholars from a variety of universities and a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, the Center for Jewish Studies makes it possible for these visiting scholars to share their research not only with each other but also with members of the Harvard community.

The Center is pleased to announce the visiting fellows, professors, and scholars who will be in residence at Harvard University during the 2016-2017 academic year.

2016-2017 Harry Starr Fellows in Judaica:
Theme: "Jews In the Classical World"

Todd Berzon, Bowdoin College (spring)
René Bloch, Institut für Judaistik (spring)
Richard Hidary, Yeshiva University (spring)
Judith Newman, University of Toronto (spring)
Lennard Lehmhaus, Freie Universität Berlin (spring)
Françoise Mirguet, Arizona State University (academic year)
Ellen Birnbaum, Independent scholar (Honorary Starr Fellow)

Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow:
Rabbi Caryn Broitman, Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center (spring)

Weinstock Visiting Professor:
Elliot Wolfson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Visiting Scholars:
Moshe Rosman, Bar-Ilan University (summer 2016)
Ofra Tirosh-Becker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (academic year)

Liu Jinzhong, Nanchang University (academic year)

2015-2016 Harry Starr Fellows in Judaica:
Yonatan Miller (academic year)
Sara Ronis (academic year)
Elisha Russ-Fishbane, New York University (spring)
Sasha Senderovich, University of Colorado-Boulder (academic year)
Nadav Sharon (spring)
Rachel Wamsley (academic year)

Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow:
Geoffrey Goldberg, Pennsylvania (spring)

Yaakov Elman, Yeshiva University (academic year)

Rachel Greenblatt (academic year)
Liora Halperin (academic year)
Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal (summer 2015)
Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (summer 2015)