MA in Jewish Thought Coming Soon

The Department of Jewish Thought does not offer a graduate degree track at this time. However, we are very excited about the forthcoming MA in Jewish Thought degree, which is currently under development. If you are a current or prospective student interested in pursuing Jewish scholarship at the graduate level, please contact Sergey Dolgopolski, chair of the department, for further information. 

Current UB Graduate Students

The Department of Jewish Thought faculty frequently serve as committee members in doctoral dissertations for the Departments of Art, Comparative Literature, English or Philosophy. If you are a current doctoral student interested in asking one of our faculty members to serve on your graduate committee, please contact them directly. We look forward to working with you!

Ruth and Isadore Bob Endowed Fellowship

A stipend of up to $5,000 will be awarded annually to support a UB doctoral student working in an academic area that touches upon Jewish culture or Judaism. This fellowship is made possible through a generous donation by Sharon Bob Young in honor of her parents, Ruth and Isadore Bob.

How to Apply

To apply, students should submit the following materials (either hard copies or digital attachments) to:

Professor Alex Green
Director of Undergraduate Studies
712 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • cover letter indicating Name, Department, Year of Study, and Contact Information.
  • summary of the dissertation topic with a clear indication of how much work has been completed and what remains to be completed. In deciding about funding, priority will be given to candidates who are close to completion of their projects over students who have not yet had their dissertation projects approved or who are at the early stages of writing. The summary should be no more than two pages long, and should be written in a way that will allow scholars from outside the applicant’s discipline to evaluate the significance and feasibility of the project.
  • curriculum vitae
  • transcript of UB graduate coursework
  • letter from the dissertation director assessing the quality and significance of the project, the student’s progress to date towards the degree, and the estimated timetable for the completion of the project. Dissertation directors are urged to write a letter that will make the applicant’s project clear to persons outside his or her field.

Deadline: Last business day of April every year the fellowship is offered.

Levinas Summer Seminars

The Levinas Summer Philosophy Seminar Series frames all conversations around the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-95), who is recognized as one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th Century. Each year, the location of the seminar serves to inform the seminar topic.

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