Naomi Seidman

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Naomi Seidman
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship, 2016
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley University of Toronto

Naomi Seidman is Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts at the University of Toronto, and was previously Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and the Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.[1] In 2016, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.[2]

She comes from an Orthodox, Yiddish-speaking rabbinic family, and was a daughter of Hassidic Jewish writer Dr. Hillel Seidman.[3][4]

Her writings focus on the relationship between Judaisum, literature, gender studies, translation studies, and sexuality.[5][6]

Selected works[edit]

  • Seidman, Naomi. A marriage made in heaven: The sexual politics of Hebrew and Yiddish. Vol. 7. Univ of California Press, 1997.
  • Seidman, Naomi. Faithful renderings: Jewish-Christian difference and the politics of translation. University of Chicago Press, 2010.
  • Seidman, Naomi. "Elie Wiesel and the scandal of Jewish rage." Jewish Social Studies 3, no. 1 (1996): 1-19.


  1. ^ "Department for the Study of Religion – Naomi Seidman to join the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies as a Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  2. ^ T324Admin (2016-04-07). "Naomi Seidman Is Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship". Graduate Theological Union. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  3. ^ "Dr. Hillel Seidman Passes Away". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ Pine, Dan (2013-04-26). "Berkeley scholar exalts father who archived life in the ghetto". J. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  5. ^ "Naomi Seidman, Scholar of Jewish Art, to Deliver Carleton College's Forkosh Lecture in Judaic Studies". Carleton Academics. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  6. ^ "Naomi Seidman, 2016 Bender Visiting Scholar, to Explore Tevye's Dream, Marriage". Boulder Jewish News. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2019-02-07.