Samuel J. Kessler is Assistant Professor and Åke and Kristina Bonnier Chair in Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College. His work focuses on the interaction of religion and modernity in European history and literature. His most recent article is “‘Garrulous, lamenting, whiney, but always interesting’: Heinrich Graetz’s Evolving Characterization of his Contemporaries from the Diary to the History of the Jews,” published in the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book. He is currently at work on his first book manuscript, City and Sanctuary: Adolf Jellinek and the Origins of the Modern Rabbi.
Samuel J. Kessler