The Zelikovitz Centre is strengthened by this growing network of research affiliates who come to us from various institutions and who are at various stages of their academic careers. Though Research Fellow positions are unpaid, the ZC provides for scholars the opportunity to share their work-in-progress, and where possible, offers support, for such research inviting scholars from off campus to present to the public and participate in Carleton courses. All Research Fellows have full online and on-site access to Carleton University libraries. In exchange, incumbents are expected to participate in one conference or event over the course of their 3 year term. This initiative is part of the ZC’s larger mandate of building a dynamic group of national and international Jewish Studies scholars.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in becoming an active member of the Jewish Studies research community at the Zelikovitz Centre please encourage them to contact us. Interested candidates should email with a letter of introduction, CV, and short research statement, noting areas of interest as they pertain to Jewish Studies. Applications should contain subject line: ZC Research Fellow.

Research Fellows

Affiliate Institution Position Field
Mary Jane Ainslie University of Nottingham Ningbo China Associate Professor in Media and Communication, Deputy Head of School, International Communications Media and Film, Judaism and anti-Semitism in Asia
Pierre Anctil University of Ottawa Professor Social Anthropology and History
Jeff Benvenuto Gratz College Adjunct Professor Cultural Genocide and Indigenous Rights; Genocide Prevention
Rabbi Ely Braun Independent Researcher Rabbi
Debjani (Deb) Chakrabarti Bluefield State College, W. Virginia, USA Associate Professor Sociology of growth and development, Cultural Sociology and Gender Studies
Christine Conley University of Ottawa Visual Arts
Judith Cohen York University Ethnomusicology
Rohee DasGupta School of Conflict Studies, Saint Paul University Part-time Professor Identity Politics, Conflict Studies, Jewish Identity and Culture
Louise Doyon University of Ottawa Senior Fellow

Hilary Earl

Nipissing University Professor History
Dina Ripsman Eylon Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Post-biblical Hebrew Language and Literature
Elie Fagan Independent Researcher Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Paul Finkelman The Rydell Visiting Professor at Gustavus Adophus College Researcher American Jewish History; American Legal History; Slavery; Civil Rights and Race Relations
Toby Gelfand University of Ottawa Medicine
Adara Goldberg Kean University Director, Holocaust Research Centre Historian, Holocaust Educator
Teigan Goldsmith Ottawa Jewish Archives Archivist Ottawa Jewish History, Holocaust and Survivor Testimonies
Sharon Gubbay Helfer Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies Affiliate Professor Oral History/Life Story; Dialogue facilitation; Video Biographer
Nancy Isserman Gratz College Adjunct Professor Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Allan Kagedan Independent Researcher

David Koffman

York University J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry Social and Cultural Historian
Samuel Z. Konig Northeast Region of American Friends at Bar Ilan University Director of Development Fund-Raising

Dani Kranz

Two Foxes Consulting, Germany

Ben Gurion University


DAAD Visiting Professor

Migration/Integration, Ethnicity, Law, Politics, State

Sociology, Anthropology

Katherine LaGrandeur Library and Archives Canada Director
Steven Lapidus Concordia University Religion
Loren Lerner Concordia University Art History
Andrea Lobel Carleton University Contract Instructor History of astronomy in religion, and scientific knowledge transmission between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Jonathan Malino Guilford University Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
Rebecca Margolis Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University Director Cultural Responses to Migration and Genocide
Jeremy Maron Canadian Museum of Human Rights Cultural Mediations

Seymour Mayne

Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa Professor Emeritus Literature and Jewish Studies
Dana Murray RCMP Historical Museum Collections Unit Registrar Care of artifacts, archives, and library; exhibit installations
James Nelson Novoa University of Ottawa Professor Spanish, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Lillooet Nordlinger Independent Researcher

W. Raymond Palmer

Independent Researcher The Holocaust

Ruth Panofsky

Ryerson University Professor Canadian Jewish Literature and Holocaust Literature
Carson Philips Gratz College Adjunct Professor German and Austrian Jewry, The Holocaust and Gender Studies

Annette Poizner

Independent Researcher Jewish Thought, Kabbalistic Psychology, Antisemitism
Marie Josee Posen Independent Researcher
Adele Reinhartz University of Ottawa Classics and Religious Studies
Alvina Ruprecht University of Ottawa Theatre
Jeffrey Sidney University of Ottawa Professor Emeritus Business, Management
Garry Stewart Theatre Reviewer

Barry Stiefel

College of Charleston Associate Professor Art and Architectural History

Izabella Tabarovsky

Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center Senior Advisor

Alex Tepperman

University of Winnipeg Assistant Professor Criminal Justice
Hernan Tesler-Mabé Huron College at Western University Assistant Professor Jewish Art, Yiddish Film and Literature, Holocaust, Antisemitism
Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer University of Waterloo Senior Advisor to the President International Initiatives
Chaim Vogt-Moykopf Yad Vashem Researcher Holocaust
Sarah Waisvisz Queen’s University, Dan School of Drama and Music Assistant Professor Drama and creative writing
Barry Dov Walfish University of Toronto Judaica