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University of Chester
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Judaism, Holocaust, Jewish-Christian dialogue, Jewish emancipation, Visual Art, Arts and Crafts, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Modern Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, Gender, Sexuality, WWI, Cultural History, History of Ideas
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About Me

I’m a specialist in modern Judaism, with a focus on questions of Jewish emancipation and integration, including the Holocaust. I have a particular interest in the way that art and literature (particularly science fiction and fantasy) function as both a vehicle and a barometer for religious integration.

Recent Publications

2018  “Holocaust Commemoration, Historical Anesthetization and the Refugee Crisis”, in Religion in the European Refugee Crisis, ed. Graeme Smith and Ulrich Schmiedel. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 187-204.

2017 “Tzedakah, Tikkun: Jewish Approaches to Social Justice”, in Everyday Social Justice and Citizenshiped. Ann Marie Mealey et al. London: Routledge, pp. 42-56.

2017“Ecclesiasticus, War Graves, and the secularisation of British Values”. Journal of the Bible and its Reception4/2 pp. 319-329.

2015  ‘Forgetting Capsules: Public Monuments and Religious Ritual’, in Monument and Memory, ed. Mattias Martinson. Berlin: LIT-Verlag, pp. 13-20.

2015  ‘Imitation and Finitude: Towards a Jewish Theology of Making’, in The Ethics of In-Visibility: Imago Dei, Memory, and the Prohibition of Images, ed. Claudia Welz. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 87-100.

2014  ‘Toposand Utopia: The Place of Art in the Revolution’, in Jewish Thought, Utopia and Revolution, ed. Elena Namli, Jayne Svenungsson, and Alana M. Vincent. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 95-110.

2013 Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative and Liturgy.Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Genocide, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Material Culture, Religion, World War I, World War II