Adam Stern

German and Jewish Studies

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 856 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 arrived at the University of Wisconsin–Madison 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. Recent articles have appeared in journals such as CR: The New Centennial Review, Modern Intellectual History, and Critical Times. He is currently working on two book-length projects: Settlers, Natives, Jews and No Hands: An Archaeology of Emancipation.

Affiliated Departments: Religious Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, European Studies Program

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