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Dr Emma Harris

Director of Studies

Associate Member, St Edmund's College

+44 (0)1223 761975


With over fifteen years work experience within Higher Education, Emma is a staunch advocate for lifelong and distance learners.

As Director of Studies, Emma is involved in strategic and operational plans for teaching at the Woolf Institute. She leads on the development and delivery of online courses.

Emma is currently Course Convenor on Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter, an online course jointly offered by the Woolf Institute and the American University in Washington. She has previously taught on another of the Institute's online courses, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges and is currently preparing a new course, Representations of Jewish-Christian Relations in Literature.

Emma serves on the Cambridge Theological Federation's Academic Committee and Learning Resources Group. She also co-leads and organises the CTF's Intensive Course and Intergrative Learning for Collaborative Practice, both on Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations. Emma works on providing interfaith social and ecclesial context-based placements and co-supervises on the Professional Doctorate programme.

Emma was educated in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. She completed her PhD (2007) in Jewish Education.

Emma served as Honorary Secretary to the Jewish Historical Society of England between 2010 and 2012. She is a member of the Jewish Historical Society of England and the British Association for Jewish Studies.

2016 Woolf Institute blog: Find Your Voice: Study Online 

2015 Woolf Institute blog: Running and Raising Money 

2015 Woolf Institute blog: Chagall in Brussels

Book reviews
Kushner and Ewence (eds.), Whatever Happened to British Jewish Studies? (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2011) and Pam Fox, A Place to Call My Jewish Home: Memories of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue 1911-2011 (London: The Liberal Jewish Synagogue. 2011) in Jewish Historical Studies (44: 235-237).

Eliyana R. Adler, In Her Hands. The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia (Wayne State University Press, 2011) in East European Jewish Affairs (41:1-2, 91-93).

Todd M. Endelman, Broadening Jewish History: Towards a Social History of Ordinary Jews (Oxford & Portland: Littman, 2011) in British Association for Jewish Studies Bulletin 2011 (63-64).

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