Faculty Directory

Nathaniel Deutsch
  • Title
    • Director of the Institute for Humanities Research
    • Director of the Center for Jewish Studies
    • Professor, Neufeld-Levin Endowed Chair in Holocaust Studies
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations History of Consciousness Department, Jewish Studies, Literature Department, Chicano Latino Research Center
  • Phone
    831-459-1924 (Message)
  • Email
  • Office Location 331 Humanities 1, 515 Humanities 1
  • Office Hours Fall 2017: TBD
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Jewish Studies and Judaism, Religion and Secularism, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, African American / Black Studies, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ethnography
  • Courses Taught HIS 107, Religion and Modernity; HIS 196M, Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life; HIS 257, Shtetl: Eastern European Jewish Life; HIS 178A, Eighteenth Century European Intellectual History

Summary of Expertise

Modern Jewish history; Hasidism; African American Islam; history of eugenics in the United States

Research Interests

Currently examining the history of early Jewish ethnography

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. University of Chicago

Honors, Awards and Grants

Guggenheim Fellow
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Honorable Mention, Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians for Best Book in Social and/or Intellectual History