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Yaniv Feller

Jeremy Zwelling Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies

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Assistant Professor of Religion

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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 book manuscript, Jewish Fantasies of Empire: The Life and Work of Leo Baeck, 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.

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Spring 2022
CHUM 281 - 01
Political Fantasies of Zion