Junior Professorship for the History of Jewish Religion and Culture of Central and Eastern Europe (16th-20th Century)
Dr. Grażyna Jurewicz
Grażyna Jurewicz studied Jewish Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at the University of Potsdam and Charles University in Prague, before gaining her PhD in Jewish Philosophy from the University of Potsdam. Her doctoral thesis was published in 2018 under the title “Moses Mendelssohn über die Bestimmung des Menschen. Eine deutsch-jüdische Begriffsgeschichte” (Moses Mendelssohn on the Destiny of Man. A German-Jewish Conceptual History).
Grażyna Jurewicz was a research associate in the project “Martin Buber Werkausgabe” (Martin Buber’s Collected Works) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (2010–2011) and a research fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz (2011–2012), at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto (2016) and at the Martin Buber Chair for Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2012–2021). Since February 2021, she’s been the Junior Professor for the History of Jewish Religion and Culture of Central and Eastern Europe (16th–20th century) at the University of Potsdam and a member at the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg. Grażyna Jurewicz is laureate of the Dessau Moses Mendelssohn Prize for the year 2022.
Dr. Grażyna Jurewicz
Main areas of work
- Jewish philosophy of religion
- Enlightenment and Haskala
- Jewish Life Writing in history and the present
- Theory and practice of biographical writing
- Edition philology
Edited collection: Jüdische Leben erzählen [Telling Jewish Lives], Berlin: Neofelis Verlag 2023 (based on the lecture series "Telling (Jewish) Lives: Biographers' Reports").
- Narrating Other Lives in European-Jewish Cultures in the 19th and 20th Century (book project)
- Eastern European Jewish Writer and Talmud Translator Jakob Fromer (1865–1938). A Biography (book project)
- Bibliography of Jewish Biographies in German (involved: Marie Schröder B.A. and Adina Schuster)
- Telling (Jewish) Lives: Biographers’ Reports (digital lecture series, winter term 2021/2022, in German)