Adam Stern


Assistant Professor

Office Number: 1306 Van Hise Hall

Pronouns: he/him/his

Languages: German, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic

Research/Language Interests: Continental Philosophy, Jewish Thought, Race and Religion, Secularism, Political Theology, Translation Theory, Media Studies

About: Adam Stern joined the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and the Center for Jewish Studies in 2019. He previously held a position as a postdoctoral associate in the Whitney Humanities Center and Program for the Study of Antisemitism at Yale University. His first book, Survival: A Theological-Political Genealogy, was published with the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2021. He is currently working on two book projects: one on settler colonialism, entitled Jewish History Must Be Defended, and the other, a conceptual study in political theory, entitled, No Hands: An Archaeology of Emancipation.

Affiliated Departments: Center for Jewish Studies, Religious Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program

• Harvard University, Ph.D. Study of Religion
• The University of Chicago, A.M. Religious Studies
• Columbia University, B.A. Comparative Literature