Institute Fellows

Each year, the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies gathers a group of fellows around a specified theme for collaborative research and scholarship.  This diverse and accomplished group includes scholars, musicians, artists, and writers from across the U.S., Israel, Europe, Canada, and South America.


  • Mira Balberg

    Institute Fellow 2111 Thayer Building

    Blood for Thought: The Rabbinic Reinvention of Sacrifice in Its Roman and Early Christian Context734.763.9047 /

  • Eitan Bar-Yosef

    Institute Fellow 2111 Thayer Building

    Zionism, the British Empire and the Making of Israeli Identity: Mimicry, Resistance, and Nostalgia734.763.9047 /

  • Josh Cole

    Joshua H. Cole

    Professor, History 1640 Haven Hall

    734.763.4159 /

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    Sara Feldman

  • Gil Klein

    Institute Fellow 2111 Thayer Building

    The Roman Architecture of Empire and the Establishment of Rabbinic Space734.763.9047 /

  • Mikhail Krutikov

    Mikhail Krutikov

    Professor 3008 MLB

    Yiddish, Jews in Eastern Europe734.647.2136 /

  • Devi Mays

    Assistant Professor 2012 Thayer Building

    734.615.6658 /

  • Alexei Sivertsev

    Institute Fellow 2111 Thayer Building

    Jews and the Roman Imperial Culture in Late Antiquity734.763.9047 /

  • Jindrich Toman

    Jindrich Toman

    Professor 3040 MLB

    734.764.5355 /

  • Jeffrey Veidlinger

    Jeffrey Veidlinger

    Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies 2529 Haven Hall

    Modern Jewish history, modern Russia and Eastern Europe, oral history, culture and ethnicity, Holocaust734.647.4885 /

  • Deborah Yalen

    Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professorship of Judaic Studies 2139 Thayer Building

    734.615-8488 /