Office: University Club A3
Office Hours: Thursdays 2PM - 3PM, or by appointment
Instructor in Jewish Studies
Areas of research related to Jewish Studies:
Sephardic Jewish culture and history, Mediterranean Jewish communities, Early Modern History, Converso Jews in Colonial America
Introduction to Jewish Culture (JWST-GSLL 2350), Women, Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Texts and Traditions (JWST-RLST-WGST 3202), Modern Jewish Literature (JWST 2551), Representing the Holocaust (JWST-GRMN 2502), Jews in the American West (JWST 3130), Jews of Spain & Portugal (JWST-HIST 4524)
Rabbis and Refugees: Theological Responses to the Treatment of Converso migrants in Sixteenth-Century Candia, Mediterranean Historical Review
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 and Spanish Inquisitions of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. 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 a PhD in History from Monash University. She is thrilled to live Colorado, where she is a fourth-generation native.