Assistant Professor of Ethics of Globalization
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- On Sabbatical: Spring 2013
Santiago Slabodsky joined the faculty in 2010-2011. He is an Argentinean scholar trained in Jewish, Liberationist and Decolonial philosophies. He researches global ethics and the intersection between Jewish and Postcolonial social theories, especially in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Maghreb. Santiago’s courses include Postcolonialism, Ethics of Globalization, Global South Social Movements, The Frankfurt School, Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought, Rabbinic and Subaltern Thinking, and Globalizing Religion(s): Genealogies of Evil. He has lectured and published his work in Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America and the Middle East.
Besides his work in academic settings, he also has experience as an activist. After receiving theological education at a rabbinical school in Argentina, he led Beit-Israel, a working-class congregation in Buenos Aires for three years. During his tenure at the Institution he co-created a Christian-Muslim-Jewish network in the city to confront one of the most important economical crisis in the region. The project not only assisted the growing number of people in need but also developed a common inter-religious activist-intellectual community that protested the systemic roots of economical, sexual, and racial injustice.
Lic. - University of Buenos Aires
GHL - Latin American Rabbinical Seminary
M.A. - Duke University
Ph.D. - University of Toronto
Recent Publications / Achievements
"It is the History, Stupid!: A Dialectical Reading of the Utopian Limitations of the 'Occupy' Movements" Journal of Peace Studies V.1 (2012): 46-56.
"Space and Periphery: Toward a Latin-American Jewish Philosophy" E.I.A.L. Journal of the Sverdlin Institute of Latin American History and Culture at the U. of Tel Aviv [forthcoming. Co-authored with Emmanuel Taub]
"Just Justice you Shall Pursue" Global Perspectives on the Bible Mark Roncace and Joe Weaver eds. (Delaware: Prentice Hall) [forthcoming]
"Reading the Talmud in Bethlehem" in Mitri Raheb ed. Biblical Texts, UR-Contexts and Contemporary Realities (Jerusalem/Bethlehem: Dyar Publisher) [forthcoming]
"Emmanuel Levinas' Geopolitics: Overlooked Conversations between Rabbinical and Third World Decolonialisms” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy XVIII.2 (2010), 147-165.
"De-Colonial Jewish Thought and the Americas" Post-Colonial Philosophy of Religion, eds. Purshumottama Bilimoria and Andrew Irvine (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2010), 251-272.
"But There Are No Longer any anti-Semites: Vicious Circles, Jewish Destinies, & an Alternative Framework to Understand De-colonial Discourses" Human Architecture: Journal of Sociology of Self-Knowledge VII.2 (Fall, 2009), 35-52.
"Liberation Theology" Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion, ed. Junius Rodriguez (Westport, CN: Greenwood, 2007), 293-296.
"A Latin@ Jewish Disruption of a only US-Centric Neo-Constellation of Suffering: Toward a Polycentric Project of Spiritualities in a Transmodern Context of Voices" Latin@s in the World-System: Decolonization Struggles in the 21st Century U.S. Empire, eds. Ramon Grosfoguel, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, and Jose Saldivar (Boulder, Co: Paradigm Publishers, 2006), 141-156.
"Lundberg’s Martyrdom of Solidarity: Some Implications for a Jewish-Christian Liberationist Dialogue" Koinonia XVI (2004): 35-42
"Relocating Sinai in Los Andes: Latin-American Specificity of a Post-Holocaust Debate" Majshavot XL. I-IV (2003): 72-94.