Gil Anidjar is Associate Professor in MESAAS and in the Department of Religion.

Trained

Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, Jewish Thought

Interests

Jews and Arabs, Political Theology, Race and Religion, Christianity, Rhetorical Exertion, Continental Philosophy

Recent Courses

Religion 101, Freud and Derrida, Reading Orientalism

Publications

Books

‘Our Place in al-Andalus’: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (2002); The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003); Semites: Race, Religion, Literature (2008)

Edited

Jacques Derrida, Acts of Religion (2002)

Translated

Marc Nichanian, The Historiographic Perversion (2009); Peter Szendy, Prophecies of Leviathan. Reading Past Melville (2010)

Recent Essays

“The Idea of an Anthropology of Christianity” (on Talal Asad) in Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies 11:3 (2009); “Muslim Jews” in Qui Parle 18:1 (Fall/Winter 2009); “Blutgewalt” in Oxford Literary Review 31 (December 2009)