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Core Faculty:

  • Marc Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies (joint with Religious Studies)
  • Roberto M. Dainotto, Professor (joint with Romance Studies and Literature)
  • Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, (joint with Divinity School)
  • Kata Gellen, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, (joint with Germanic Languages)
  • Shai Ginsburg, Associate Professor (joint with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Malachi H. Hacohen, Associate Professor and Associate Professor of Religion and Bass Fellow of History, (joint with History and Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Beth Holmgren, Professor and Chair of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, (joint with Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
  • Laura S. Lieber, Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Certificate Program and Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Professor of Germanic Language and Literature and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, (joint with Religious Studies)
  • Ylana Miller, Visiting Scholar (joint with History)
  • Melvin K. Peters, Professor (joint with Religious Studies)
  • Shelli Plesser, Lecturer (joint with Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
  • Irene Silverblatt, Professor (joint with Cultural Anthropology and History)
  • Helen Solterer, Professor (joint with Romance Studies)
  • Rebecca L. Stein, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, (joint with Cultural Anthropology)
  • Avner Vengosh, Professor and Professor of Geochemistry and Water Quality at Duke Kunshan University and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative, (joint with Earth and Ocean Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Affiliated Faculty:

  • Stephen B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Religion, (joint with Divinity School)
  • Thomas J. Ferraro, Frances Hill Fox Professor (joint with English)
  • Bryan Gilliam, Professor and Bass Fellow of Music, (joint with Music and Germanic Languages)
  • David B. Goldstein, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Member of the Center for Human Genome Variation and Member of Duke Clinical Research Institute, (joint with Molecular Genetics and Microbiology)
  • Christy Lohr Sapp
  • Joel Marcus, Professor of New Testament (joint with Divinity School)
  • Judith Ruderman, Visiting Professor (joint with English)
  • Steven G Sager, Visiting Lecturer in Academic Programs (joint with Divinity School)
  • Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, (joint with English)
  • Annabel J. Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art and Art History (joint with Art, Art History & Visual Studies)
  • Saskia Ziolkowski, Visiting Assistant Professor (joint with Romance Studies)


  • Martin P. Golding, Professor Emeritus (joint with Philosophy)
  • Claudia Koonz, Peabody Family Professor Emeritus (joint with History)
  • Carol L. Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professor of Religion and Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, (joint with Religious Studies)
  • Eric M. Meyers, Bernice and Morton Lerner Emeritus Professor in Judaic Studies and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, (joint with Religious Studies)