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About Magda Teter

As a scholar of early modern religious and cultural history, I teach a broad variety of courses in Jewish history, early modern European history, and religious and cultural history of the pre-modern era. In my research I specialize in early modern religious and cultural history, focusing on the multifaceted topic of Jewish-Christian relations.
My work has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2012), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (2007 and 2012), the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Koret Foundation, YIVO Institute, and the Yad Ha-Nadiv Foundation (Israel), among others. In 2002, I was a Harry Starr Fellow at Harvard University. In the academic year 2007-2008, I was an Emeline Bigelow Conland Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University. And in 2017-2018, a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.


2015 Present The Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies, Fordham University ‐ History
2015 Present Professor of History, Fordham University ‐ History
20112015 Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies, Wesleyan University
20112015 Professor of History, Wesleyan University
20102014 Director of Jewish and Israel Studies Program, Wesleyan University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Jewish history, Early Modern European History, Book History, and Historiography

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Honors and Awards

  • 2017-2018, Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the NYPL
  • 2016, appointed a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research
  • 2014 Honorable Mention in the Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History category of the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards by the Association for Jewish Studies for Sinners on Trial
  • 2012, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • 2012, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • 2007-8, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University
  • 2007, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • 2004-5, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York), The Dina Abramowicz Emerging Scholar Fellowship
  • 2003-4, Yad Hanadiv/Berakha Foundation Fellowship (Israel)
  • 2003, The Koret Foundation (San Francisco), Jewish Studies Publication Prize

Contact Information

Fordham University-Rose Hill,
Department of History,
609 Dealy Hall,
441 East Fordham Rd,
Bronx, NY 10458

Fordham University-Lincoln Center,
Department of History,
Lowenstein 414C,
113 W 60th St,
New York, NY 10023

Articles (4)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (2)

Other (1)