Dr. Abraham Rubin

Buber Fellow: 
2018
Academic interests: 

conversion narratives; Jewish apostasy; German-Jewish literature and culture; modern Jewish thought

Current Projects: 
  • The autobiographical and religious writings of Western-Jewish converts to Islam.
  • Publication of doctoral dissertation, Kafka’s German-Jewish Reception as Mirror of Modernity.
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education
  • 2014: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. The CUNY Graduate Center.

  • 2012-2013: Fulbright Research Fellow. Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin (ZfL).

  • 2011: M.Phil in Comparative Literature. The CUNY Graduate Center.

  • 2007: M.A. in Comparative Literature. Tel-Aviv University.

  • 2005: B.A. in History and Multi-Disciplinary Studies. University of Haifa.

Academic Employment
  • 2016-2018: Minerva Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Society. The Martin Buber Chair for Jewish Philosophy. Goethe University Frankfurt.
  • 2014-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies. Religious Studies Department, Lawrence University, Wisconsin.
Publications: 
Articles
  • “Jewish Self-Affirmation out of the Sources of Christian Supersessionism: Margarete Susman’s The Book of Job and the Fate of the Jewish People.” Jewish Studies Quarterly Vol. 24, 2017 (pp. 168-193)
  • “Reading Kafka, Debating Revelation: Gershom Scholem’s Shadow Dialogue with Hans-Joachim Schoeps.” Literature & Theology Vol. 31.1, 2017 (pp. 78-98)
  • “Muhammad Asad’s Conversion to Islam as a Case Study in Jewish Self-Orientalization.” Jewish Social Studies Vol. 22.1, 2016 (pp. 1-28)
  • “Nihilism, Modernity and the Jewish Spirit: Margarete Susman’s Transvaluation of a Fin de Siècle Trope.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Vol. 34.2, 2016 (pp. 1-25)
  • “Max Brod and Hans-Joachim Schoeps: Literary Collaborators, Ideological Rivals.” The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook Vol. 60, 2015 (pp. 5-24)
  • “The ‘German-Jewish Dialogue’ and its Literary Refractions: The Case of Margarete Susman and Gershom Scholem.” Modern Judaism Vol. 35.1, 2015 (pp. 1-17)