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Dr. Claire Sufrin

Dr. Claire Sufrin

Claire Sufrin is a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Assistant Director of Jewish Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University.

She has taught at Stanford University, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Northeastern University in Boston.

Jewish Professional Studies
Jewish Studies

PhD, Stanford University
BA, Yale University


  • The Role of Israel in Jewish Life
  • Jewish Thought in the 20th Century
  • The New Jewish Canon



New Jewish Canon: Ideas and Debates 1980-2015, co-edited with Yehuda Kurtzer (National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience, 2020)

Research interests
  • Modern Jewish Thought
  • Gender and Judaism
  • Religion and Literature