DIRECTOR OF THE ELIE WIESEL CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES; PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN AND JEWISH STUDIES; COORDINATOR OF HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES PROGRAMS
Nancy Harrowitz teaches courses on Holocaust literature and film, modern Italian culture, and on fascism and the Holocaust in Italy. Currently she is researching the history of Jews in Tuscany during the Jacobean triennium (1776-1799) and the subsequent development of civil rights and Jewish cultural identities. Her most recent book is entitled Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor (University of Toronto Press, 2016). Professor Harrowitz has also published Antisemitism, Misogyny and the Logic of Cultural Difference: Matilde Serao and Cesare Lombroso (University of Nebraska Press, 1995), edited Tainted Greatness: Antisemitism and Cultural Heroes (Temple University Press, 1995), and co-edited with Barbara Hyams Jews and Gender: Responses to Otto Weininger (Temple University Press, 1996), along with publishing articles on Italian Jewish authors such as Giorgio Bassani. She is coordinating the new major and minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies.