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Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies
Professor of Jewish Studies and English


  • PhD: Brown University, 1967


  • DHL Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • 2007 Recipient of Indiana University’s Distinguished Service Award (2003)
  • Recipient of Indiana University’s Provost Medal (2013)

Research Interests

  • Holocaust Literature
  • American Jewish Literature
  • Exile Literature
  • Contemporary Antisemitism

Publication Highlights


Editor, William Blake: Essays for S. Foster Damon, with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley (Brown University Press, 1969).

Editor, The Collected Poems of John Wheelwright, with an Introduction by Austin Warren (New Directions, 1972; paperback ed., 1983).

Co-Editor (with Irving Greenberg), Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel (Indiana University Press, 1979).

A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature (Indiana University Press, 1980; paperback ed., 1988; German, Polish, and Hungarian editions).

Translated (with Erna B. Rosenfeld), Guenther Schwarberg, The Murders at Bullenhuser Damm: The SS Doctor and the Children (Indiana University Press, 1984).

Editor, Thinking About the Holocaust: After Half a Century, with an Introduction by Alvin H. Rosenfeld (Indiana University Press, 1997).

Imagining Hitler (Indiana University Press, 1985; Japanese-language translation).

Editor, The Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature (Indiana University Press, 2009).

The End of the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2011; German, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Polish translations).

Editor, Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives (Indiana University Press, 2013).

Professional Activities

Series Editor, Indiana University Press, Jewish Literature and Culture series

Series Editor, Indiana University Press, Studies in Antisemitism

Member , Public Council of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University.

Member , Working Group on Antisemitism, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Member, Editorial Board of Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust and Antisemitism.

Member, Fellowships Admissions Committee for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (second two-year term)

Member, Executive Committee, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Chair, Academic Committee, United States Holocaust Memorial Committee, Washington, D.C.

Member, International Advisory Board of the Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp (Belgium).

Member, International Advisory Board, Holocaust and Genocide Studies: An International Journal.

Member, Advisory Board, Partial Answers: A Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas.

Member, Academic Board of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Yale University.

Adviser to the editors of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, a project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (first two volumes published with Indiana University Press).

Referee for scholarly manuscripts for a variety of scholarly journals and academic presses