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Santiago Slabodsky

Associate Professor of Religion


Degrees

PHD, 2009, Univ Toronto; MA, 2003, Duke Univ; BA, 2000, Universidad De Buenos Aires; BA, 2000, Latin American Rabbinical Sem.


Bio

Santiago Slabodsky is a sociologist of global knowledges who holds the Florence and Robert Kaufman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and directs the program in JWST in the Department of Religion. In addition, he is Associate Director of the Center for Race, Culture and Social Justice and serves in the faculty of three area studies programs: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies and European Studies. Prior to his appointment at Hofstra he directed the graduate program of Religion, Ethics and Society and was assistant professor of Global Ethics at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Southern California.

In his research he explores intercultural encounters between Jewish and Global South social theories and political movements. His book Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking received a 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association. His areas of work include Jewish thought and culture, colonialism and decoloniality, sociology of knowledges, Latin American, North African, and Middle Eastern histories, religion and politics, inter-religious conversations, Jewish-Muslim dialogue, critical theories of religion and society, and race and globalization. 

At the national level Dr. Slabodsky co-chairs the Liberation Theologies unit and is founding member of the Class, Religion, and Theology unit at the American Academy of Religion. At the international level, he is co-director of the trilingual journal Decolonial Horizons/Horizontes Decoloniales housed at the GEMRIP institute in Latin America and published by Pluto Press in the United Kingdom. Concurrently to his permanent posts in the US, he has served as visiting professor at institutions in The Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Costa Rica, Macedonia, and Argentina and lectured throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Selected Publications:
Decolonial Judaism: http://goo.gl/m62krW; Horizontes Decoloniales: goo.gl/hHeFSg ; Levinas’ Geopolitics: https://goo.gl/Pqwa7o ; Jewish Thought & the Americas: goo.gl/BHA6HF ; Latin American Jewish Philosophy: http://goo.gl/47p0Xv .

See Sample Activities:
Liberation Theologies Group: https://goo.gl/4wxmG0 ; Global Dialogue, Critical Muslim Studies – Granada, Spain: http://goo.gl/LdLCz0 ; FOCIC- Spokje, Macedonia: http://goo.gl/XDTKHi ; RC-Utrecht, Netherlands: goo.gl/kmOrwy ; Postcolonial – GEMRIP: goo.gl/sJX2ls .

See Sample Media Contributions:
Charlie Hebdo: http://goo.gl/LOqQpx (English) and http://goo.gl/0bk5TR (Spanish) ; Lechaim - Russian Jewish Federation:  goo.gl/Jpv1he (Russian); Race and Religion: goo.gl/Jpv1he (Spanish); On Pope Francis: http://goo.gl/4pZDqn (English).

Publications:

See: http://hofstra.academia.edu/SantiagoSlabodsky

Recent Faculty Publications


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HIST 032 (HP)THE AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE Undergraduate
HUHC 012 (BH) C&E SPR SOCIAL SCIENCES Undergraduate
JWST 020 (HP)THE AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE Undergraduate
JWST 049 (HP) POST-HOLOCAUST JWSH THGHT Undergraduate
JWST 101E (HP) ANTSEMTSM ISLMPHBIA RACSM Undergraduate
JWST 101G (HP) MASTERS OF SUSPICION Undergraduate
JWST 101H (HP)EXODUS:POLITICS&RELIGION Undergraduate
JWST 192 INTERNSHIP IN JEWISH STUDIES Undergraduate
LACS 199 SENIOR SEMINAR - LACS Undergraduate
RELI 049 (HP) POST-HOLOCAUST JWSH THGHT Undergraduate
RELI 140T (HP) ANTSEMTSM ISLMPHBIA RACSM Undergraduate
RELI 140W (HP) MASTERS OF SUSPICION Undergraduate
RELI 140Z (HP) EXODUS: POLITICS & RELIGN Undergraduate