Dartmouth College

Susannah HeschelSusannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, modern anti-semitism, and feminist and postcolonial theory in the interpretation of Jewish experience.

Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus, which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. She is the recipient of many grants and awards, including four honorary doctorates. She is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam from the 1830s to the 1930s.


  • From Jesus to Shylock: The Merchant of Venice in Theological Context
  • Jesus as Aryan Hero: The Peculiar Conversion of Christianity into National Socialism during the Third Reich
  • Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Reflections on the Life and Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • The Jewish Fascination with Islam