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Claire E. Sufrin

Northwestern University Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Dr. Claire Sufrin is a scholar of religion specializing in modern Jewish thought and theology. Her research and teaching focus on modern interpretations of the Bible, the intersection of religion and literature, and gender and religion. She has published articles in a variety of journals and edited volumes and presents regularly at academic conferences. Dr. Sufrin is Associate Professor of Instruction and Assistant Director of Jewish Studies in the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has taught previously at Stanford University, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Notre Dame, and Northeastern University in Boston. She also teaches regularly for the Alumnae of Northwestern University Continuing Education Program and as a scholar-in-residence at synagogues and other institutions. Dr. Sufrin holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University. She lives with her husband Michael Simon and their two sons in Evanston, Illinois.

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Any area in modern Judaism, modern Jewish thought. Recent lectures include the theology of Elie Wiesel, the role of history in modern Judaism, religion and literature.

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