Claire E. Sufrin is a Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She is Associate Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies and Assistant Director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University.
She holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University, where her research focused on Martin Buber’s biblical hermeneutics. Claire’s current research focuses on religion and literature by seeking to bring novels by 20th and 21st century American Jewish writers into conversation with Jewish thought. She is the co-editor, with Yehuda Kurtzer, of The New Jewish Canon (Academic Studies Press, 2020).