Marc Bernstein » Faculty
Marc S. Bernstein [Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, UC–Berkeley] is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Muslim Studies at Michigan State University, and is appointed in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages. His primary research interests are Hebrew and Israeli culture, and the intersection of Jewish and Islamic civilizations. He teaches courses in modern Hebrew, Israeli society, Israeli film, and the monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He has won a Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Marc is the author of Stories of Joseph: Narrative Migrations Between Judaism and Islam (2006), which focuses on a Judeo-Arabic account of the biblical Joseph and explores the interdependence of Muslim and Jewish traditions around shared sacred figures. He directed the MSU Jewish Studies Summer Program at Hebrew University in 2008, 2009, and 2014.