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Stony Brook University
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Medieval history, Jewish History, Jewish-Christian Relations, Visual Culture, Visual Devotions, Christianity, Religious Conflict
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About Me

Sara Lipton is Professor of History at Stony Brook University.  She is the author of Images of Intolerance: The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée (1999), which won the Medieval Academy of America’s John Nicholas Brown Prize, and Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography (2014), which won the Association for Jewish Studies’ Jordan Schnitzer Award.  She has held fellowships from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Oxford University; has been a visiting scholar at Tel Aviv University and the Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris); and has published on medieval history, Jewish-Christian relations, visual culture, Christianity, political imagery and rhetoric, and religion-ethnic conflict in numerous academic journals as well as the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Recent Publications

“Trump’s Meddlesome Priest,” Op-Ed Page, The New York Times, June 8, 2017 (online edition).

“Jerusalem Re-Enchanted: A Review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, Jerusalem 1000-1400,Los Angeles Review of Books,, November 16, 2016.

“Isaac and Antichrist Then and Now,” Past and Present,, November 3, 2016.

“Echoing Anti-Semitic Imagery,” Los Angeles Review of Books,, October 6, 2016.

“The Earliest Known Anti-Jewish Caricature,” NYR Daily, New York Review of Books,, June 6, 2016.

“The Words that Killed Medieval Jews,” Sunday Review, The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2015 (online and International edition: Dec. 11, 2015).

“Books of Jewish Beauty,” NYR Daily, New York Review of Books,, August 28, 2015.

“Creating the Stereotyped Root of Evil,” The Jewish Chronicle,Dec. 14, 2014.

“The Invention of the Jewish Nose,” NYR Daily, New York Review of Books,, November 14, 2014.

Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography (2014)

“What’s in a Nose?  The Origins, Development, and Influence of Medieval Anti-Jewish Caricature,” in Jew-hatred from the Middle Ages to the Present Day: Change and Continuity,ed. Jonathan Adams and Cordelia Hess (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing) (forthcoming).

“DerJudenhutals Symbol im Mittelalter,” JMB Journal16 (2017): 26-30.

“Isaac and Antichrist in the Archives,” Past and Present 232 (2016): 3-44.

“Christianity and Its ‘Others’: Jews, Muslims, Pagans,” in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity, ed. John Arnold (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 413-435.


Media Coverage
Television/Radio Interviews 2015: “The Jewish Hour” (WLQV 1500 AM - Detroit) 2014: “Up Close” (The Jewish Channel – New York), “Lillian’s Interviews” (PWR internet radio network and CBS Radio – syndicated), “BookMarc” (WFHG FM/AM
Country Focus
France, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Israel
Expertise by Geography
England, France, Germany, Mediterranean, Middle East, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
1, 2
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Politics, Race, Religion, Sexuality, Urban History, Women