Nathaniel Deutsch is a professor at The University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also the Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Director of the Institute for Humanities Research.
Deutsch was formerly a professor at Swarthmore College, a visiting professor at Stanford University, and the Workmen's Circle/Dr. Emanuel Patt Visiting Professor in Eastern European Jewish Studies at the YIVO Institute. In 2006, Deutsch was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 to support his research on the Jewish ethnographer S. An-sky.
- The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement (2011)
- Inventing America's 'Worst' Family; Eugenics, Islam and the Fall and Rise of The Tribe of Ishmael (2009)
- The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World (2003)
- Black Zion: African American Religious Encounters with Judaism (2000, co-editor with Yvonne Chireau)
- The Gnostic Imagination: Gnosticism, Mandaeism, and Merkabah Mysticism (1995)
- Guardians of the Gate: Angelic Vice Regency in Late Antiquity (1999)
- "Save the Gnostics" by Nathaniel Deutsch, October 6, 2007, New York Times.
- "Swarthmore Professor Named 2006 Guggenheim Fellow" (Swarthmore press release)
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