Professor of Spanish and International Studies
Ritter Hall 312
Julia R Lieberman received her Ph.D. from Yale University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 1989. After teaching at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, she came to Saint Louis University in 1995.
She has published Sephardi Family Life in the Early Modern Diaspora (UPNE 2011), ed. and co-author; Los estudios sefardíes para estudiantes de español (Pegasus Press 2008), ed. and co-author; El teatro alegórico religioso de Miguel (Daniel Leví) de Barrios (Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs 1996) and essays on the culture and daily life of the Sephardic communities of Amsterdam and Hamburg.
She has received fellowships from NEH Institutes, the Maurice Amado Foundation in Sephardic Studies, Brandeis Summer Institute for Israel Studies and was a Scholar in Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute in the spring-term 2008. Her teaching and research interests deal with the intersection between Hispanic and Sephardic Studies in the Early Modern Period. Presently she is working on a Spanish manuscript describing Jewish life in Jerusalem in 1638, and a project to study charitable institutions in the London Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in the eighteenth centuries.