About Dr. Claire E. Sufrin
Dr. Claire Sufrin is a scholar of religion specializing in modern Jewish thought and theology. Her research and teaching focus on German-Jewish thinkers such as Martin Buber, post-Holocaust theology, biblical interpretation, the intersection of religion and literature, and gender and religion. She is the co-editor of the New Jewish Canon:1980-2015 Ideas and Debates, a 2020 National Jewish Book Award finalist in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience.
Dr. Sufrin is Associate Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies and Assistant Director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has taught previously at Stanford University, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Notre Dame, and Northeastern University in Boston.
She also teaches regularly for the Alumnae of Northwestern University Continuing Education Program and as a scholar-in-residence at synagogues and other institutions.
Dr. Sufrin holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University. She lives with her husband Michael Simon and their two sons in Evanston, Illinois.