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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


Bio

Santiago Slabodsky is a sociologist of global knowledge who holds the Florence and Robert Kaufman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and directs the JWST program in the Department of Religion. In addition he 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 an assistant professor of Global Ethics at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University in Southern California.

Dr. Slabodsky writes about intercultural encounters between Jewish and Global South social theories and political movements. His book Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking received the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. His research interests include Jewish thought and culture, colonialism and decoloniality, sociology of knowledge, 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 has lectured throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, South East Asia, and the Middle East.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
HIST 032 (HP)THE AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE Undergraduate
HIST 036 (HP) THE HOLOCAUST: MEM & REP Undergraduate
JWST 020 (HP)THE AMER JEWISH EXPERIENCE Undergraduate
JWST 036 (HP) THE HOLOCAUST: MEM & REP Undergraduate
JWST 050 (CC,HP)ANTISEM, ISLAMPHB, RACM Undergraduate
JWST 090J (HP) WHAT IS JUDAISM? Undergraduate
JWST 101I SP TPC: (HP)LOST TRIBES MYSTRY Undergraduate
LACS 015I (IS,CC) RELI & REVOLT LAT AMER Undergraduate
PPPS 100 DEPRTMNTL HONORS CANDCY: ESSAY Undergraduate
RELI 012 (HP) INTR WEST RELIG TRAD Undergraduate
RELI 055 (CC,HP)ANTISEM, ISLAMPHB, RACM Undergraduate
RELI 090J (HP) WHAT IS JUDAISM? Undergraduate
RELI 141J SP TPC:(HP)THE AMER JEWISH EXP Undergraduate
RELI 141L SP TPC: (HP)LOST TRIBES MYSTRY Undergraduate
RELI 141R (HP) RELIGION & REVOLUTION Undergraduate
RELI 193 DEPT HONORS CANDIDACY: ESSAY Undergraduate

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