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Stacy Beckwith Bio
Chair of Middle Eastern Languages
Director of Judaic Studies
Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Off Campus: Winter 2024, Spring 2024

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 pm, Thursdays 1:15-3:15 pm; and by appointment

Stacy Beckwith (B.A. University of Toronto; M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota) teaches Hebrew language courses from elementary through intermediate, as well as courses in translation on Israeli and Palestinian literature and film, and on broader Jewish history through collective memory. She primarily researches how Jews and Catholic converts appear in historical fiction written in Spain today. Her edited volume, Charting Memory: Recalling Medieval Spain (2000), examines modern Jewish, Arab, and Hispanic memories of multicultural Iberia, as expressed in ongoing traditions of music, poetry, prayer, architecture, and name giving. Stacy has also published in such volumes as, Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures (2006), Sephardism: Jewish Spanish History in the Modern Literary Imagination (2012), and the forthcoming Spain, World War II, and the Holocaust: A Critical History. Stacy began teaching at Carleton in 1999.


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Jean Sherwin
Administrative Assistant in Asian Languages and Literatures
Administrative Assistant in Classics
Administrative Assistant in Middle Eastern Languages