Rebecca Wartell, Instructor in Jewish Studies
Program in Jewish Studies

 Office: University Club A3

 Office Hours: Thursdays 2PM - 3PM, or by appointment

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Instructor in Jewish Studies


Areas of research related to Jewish Studies:

Jewish culture and history, Jewish/Christian and Jewish/Muslim interactions

Courses: 

Modern Jewish Literature (JWST 2551), Introduction to Jewish Culture (JWST 2350), Contemporary Jewish Societies (JWST 3600), Women, Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Texts and Traditions (JWST 3202), Sephardic Diasporas 

Recent Publications:

Rabbis and Refugees: Theological Responses to the Treatment of Converso migrants in Sixteenth-Century Candia, Mediterranean Historical Review [forthcoming].

Seeking Shelter Under the Wings of the Shekhinah: Early Modern Rabbinic Instructions on Ottoman Migration, European Association for Urban History, Rome, 2018 conference proceedings, [forthcoming, 2019].

About Rebecca Wartell:

Rebecca Wartell researches Sephardic Jews in the early modern period, with a particular interest in issues of refugees and migration after the Spanish Expulsion. She is interested in the economic and social dynamics between established Jewish communities, religious authority, and exiles. 

In her teaching, Rebecca specializes in Jewish/Christian and Jewish/Muslim historical interactions, with a particular interest in the Roman Inquisition of the sixteenth century. She has taught courses in Jewish culture and history to students of all ages and backgrounds, and enjoys helping students increase their critical thinking and analytic skills. 

Rebecca has a Master's degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University and will receive her PhD in History in 2018 from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is thrilled to be back in her home state of Colorado, where she is a fourth-generation native.