Jeffrey Haus received his Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University in 1997. His teaching focuses on the history of the Jewish people in Europe and America. He is the author of Challenges of Equality: Judaism, State, and Education in Ninteenth-Century France (Wayne State University Press, 2009), as well as several articles exploring the history of French Jewry. He also served as guest-editor for issue of the CCAR Journal commemorating the bicentennial of the Paris San Hedrin (Winter 2007). His current research examines the relationship between Jews and money in modern France.
Dr. Haus is the director of Jewish Studies.
Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor in the Humanities
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
A.B., Bryn Mawr College
Janelle Werner teaches the history of medieval and early modern Europe, including topical courses on women’s history, gender and sexuality, the Reformation, and cross-cultural encounters in the wider medieval world. Her current research project, ‘Just As the Priests Have Their Wives’: Priests and Concubines in England, 1375-1559, examines both cultural perceptions of clerical concubinage and the lived experiences of priests, concubines, and their children in late medieval England. Her article “Promiscuous Priests and Vicarage Children: Clerical Sexuality and Masculinity in Late Medieval England” was recently published in Negotiating Clerical Identities: Priests, Monks and Masculinity in the Middle Ages, ed. Jennifer Thibodeaux (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
List of Courses Taught:
101: Introduction to Europe I: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
231: Europe Meets the World: Cross-Cultural Encounters Before 1450
232: Life in Medieval Europe: Manor, Monastery, Town
233: Society and Culture in Renaissance and Reformation Europe
235: Christians and Muslims in the Medieval World: Religion, Conflict, and Cross-Cultural Exchange (Shared Passages Seminar)
236: The End of Christendom: Piety, Ritual, and Religious Upheaval in the Sixteenth Century (Shared Passages Seminar)
237: Women in European Society, 1200-1700
238: Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Europe
240: Britain: The Four Kingdoms
299: Sophomore Seminar: Research and Writing
393: Junior Research Seminar: The Crusades