Faculty

Alessandra von Burg is Associate Professor in the Department of Communications, teaching classes on the practices of citizenship. beaslea@wfu.edu
Dean Franco is Director of the Wake Forest Humanities Institute and Professor in the Department of English, teaching classes in American Jewish literature. francodj@wfu.edu
Annalise Glauz-Todrank is Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions, teaching classes in Jewish Traditions; Jews in the United States; and how the concepts ‘religion’ and ‘race’ are used to configure Jewish identity, particularly in relation to the law. glauztae@wfu.edu

Alyssa Howards is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of German and Russian, teaching classes on German-Jewish literature. howardal@wfu.edu
Jeffrey Lerner is Professor in the Department of History, teaching classes on Jews, Greeks, and Romans in ancient history. lernerjd@wfu.edu
Leann Pace is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions, teaching classes on religion and Near Eastern Archeology. pacelc@wfu.edu
Susan Rupp is Associate Professor in the Department of History, teaching classes on modern Jewish history with a focus on Eastern Europe. rupp@wfu.edu
Penny Sinanoglou is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, teaching classes on the British empire in the Middle East. sinanopj@wfu.edu


Barry Trachtenberg is Director of the Jewish Studies program, the Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History, and Associate Professor in the Department of History, teaching classes in modern Jewish history, the Nazi Holocaust, and Zionism. trachtbc@wfu.edu
Mir Yarfitz is Associate Professor in the Department of History, teaching classes on Jewish migration to the Americas, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. yarfitmh@wfu.edu