The Rabin-Shvidler Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies
Dr. Marc Herman graduated from the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. His dissertation, titled "Systematizing God’s Law: Rabbanite Jurisprudence in the Islamic World from the Tenth to the Thirteenth Centuries", examines Jewish legal theory in the Islamic world, with particular focus on medieval approaches to the Oral Torah. His dissertation was named as a finalist for the Association for Jewish Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and in the past he has been awarded fellowships from the Knapp Family Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Cardozo Center for Jewish Law, the Wexner Foundation, and the Ephraim E. Urbach Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and has forthcoming articles in the Jewish Quarterly Review and Jewish History.