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Past American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellows

As a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), the Cogut Center has been selected to participate in the CHCI/ACLS Partnership program. This program offers a way to "match" potential fellows with host sites. The ACLS provides each fellow with a stipend and the host organization provides an academic homebase from which the fellow can continue his research, participate in a lively scholarly environment, and access archives and resources particular to that organization.


Gregg E. Gardner
PhD, Princeton University

Research Interest: “Charity and Social Justice in Early Rabbinic Judaism.” Gregg is Assistant Professor elect, the Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics, in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia. He holds a PhD and MA in Religion from Princeton University and an MA in History of the Jewish People from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gregg was awarded a Starr Fellowship in Judaica at Harvard University (2009-10) and a Newcombe Fellowship (2008-9). For the 2010-11 academic year, Gregg was a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellow at Brown University’s Cogut Center.

His research interests include classical rabbinic literature, Judaism in late antiquity, and the archaeology of ancient Israel. Gregg's current project explores early rabbinic approaches to charity and social justice. Recent publications include Antiquity in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World (co-edited with K. Osterloh; 2008), “Astrology in the Talmud: An Analysis of Bavli Shabbat 156” (2008), and “Jewish Leadership and Hellenistic Civic Benefaction in the Second Century B.C.E.” (JBL, 2007).