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Yaniv Feller

Jeremy Zwelling Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies

Religious Studies Center, 207

Assistant Professor of Religion

Religious Studies Center,


BA Hebrew University
MA Hebrew University
PHD University of Toronto

Yaniv Feller

Yaniv Feller specializes in modern Jewish thought, Jewish-Christian relations, and material culture. Yaniv’s first book manuscript, A Minor Central Figure: Leo Baeck and the Jewish Fantasies of Empire, offers a new interpretation of one of the most prominent German-Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century by focusing on German and Jewish imperial fantasies of domination. In 2015-2017, Yaniv worked as an exhibition curator for the new permanent exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin. This experience taught him to consider space and material culture seriously. Since then, he has been researching the ways European Jewish museums represent Jews and Judaism.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2019: Wed. and Thur. 10:00-11:00 or by appointment



Spring 2019
RELI 203 - 01
Jews & Judaism

RELI 272 - 01
Ethics After the Holocaust

Fall 2019
RELI 151 - 01
Introduction to Religion

RELI 213 - 01
Refugees & Exiles