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  Nathaniel Deutsch

Nathaniel Deutsch

Distinguished Professor and Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies


Humanities Division

History Department

Distinguished Professor and Baumgarten Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies
Director of the Center for Jewish Studies


History of Consciousness Department
Jewish Studies
Literature Department
Stevenson College

Regular Faculty

Jewish Studies and Judaism
Religion and Secularism
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
African American / Black Studies

Humanities Building 1
331 Humanities 1

Spring 2024: Mondays 12:00pm to 2:00pm, email in advance to set up in-person or Zoom meeting during office hours

Humanities Academic Services

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Modern Jewish history; Hasidism; History of Religions, African American Islam; history of eugenics in the United States; Gnosticism

Haredi Judaism; Zionism; Human evolution and culture

Guggenheim Fellow

National Jewish Book Award

Saul Viener Book Prize

Jordan Schnitzer Book Award

Honorable Mention, Merle Curti Award 

HIS 107, Religion and Modernity
HIS 196M, Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life
HIS 257, Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life
HIS 178A, Eighteenth Century European Intellectual History

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