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Magda Teter

Magdalena Teter

Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies and Professor of History
Office: Dealy 609
Phone: 718-817-3929


Columbia University, 2000, Ph. D. in History

Columbia University, 1996, M. Phil.

Columbia University, 1994, M. A.

The Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, M. A.

Research Interests

Magda Teter is a scholar of early modern religious and cultural history. She specializes in early modern religious and cultural history, with emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations, the politics of religion, and transmission of culture among Jews and Christians across Europe in the early modern period. She is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Sinners on Trial (Harvard University Press, 2011), and a co-editor of and contributor to Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-modern Poland (Littman, 2010), and Stosunki chrześcijańsko-żydowskie w history, pamięci i sztuce: Europejski kontekst dzieł w katedrze sandomierskiej [Jewish-Christian Relations in History, Memory, and Art: European context for the paintings in the Sandomierz Cathedral] published in 2013.  In addition to her books, she has published numerous articles in English, Polish, Italian, and Hebrew, and serves on the editorial boards of Polin, the Sixteenth Century Journal. She is the co-editor in chief of the AJS Review, and is co-founder and editor of the Early Modern Workshop, an open source site with historical texts and videos of scholars discussing them. Her work has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2012), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (in 2007 and 2012), the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, YIVO Institute, and the Yad Ha-Nadiv Foundation (Israel), among others. In 2002, she was a Harry Starr Fellow in Jewish Studies at Harvard University, and in 2007-2008, an Emeline Bigelow Conland Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies also at Harvard University.  Teter is also active in Jewish-Catholic dialogue in Poland.

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