Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Thought, Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, Universität Potsdam
Campus Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
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Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach earned a degree in Mathematics in 1996, but afterwards switched to Philosophy and earned her doctoral degree in the field of medieval Jewish philosophy. In 2008-2009, she was awarded a fellowship of the Institute for Advance Study Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin). From 2009-2014 she worked as research assistant at Konstanz University (Department of History) where she earned her habilitation in early modern history. Since April 2014, she has been a Professor for Religious Studies and Jewish Thought at Potsdam University and a member of the Board of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS).Her research approaches minor cosmopolitanisms through Jewish and converso networks in the early modern Atlantic world. Jews in colonial societies were both contributors to and victims of early modern processes of colonization which makes them interesting objects for new research at the crossroads of Jewish Studies and Postcolonial Studies.