Claire E. Sufrin is the Senior Editor at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She was previously a fellow in the Kogod Research Center for 2 years. Claire holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University, where her research focused on the German-Jewish thinker Martin Buber.
Before joining Hartman, she taught for 12 years in the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northeastern University, where she was a Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies. Since her graduate school days, she has also been a well-regarded adult educator in a variety of settings.
Claire’s written work has appeared in a variety of academic and other publications on topics including Buber’s writings about the Bible and his philosophy of history; post-Holocaust theology; the intersection of religion and literature; and Jewish feminism. She is co-editor of The New Jewish Canon, a collection of the most significant Jewish ideas and debates of the past two generations.
Claire lives in Evanston, Ill with her husband Michael Simon and their two children.