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Oren Stier

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Hollywood, Florida
Oren Stier is an internationally recognized scholar of Holocaust Studies specializing in the memory and representation of the Shoah in religion, art, literature, and culture. An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at FIU, Stier also directs the FIU Holocaust Studies Initiative as well as its Jewish Studies Certificate Program. Dr. Stier is the author of two books, Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory (Rutgers University Press, 2015) and Committed to Memory: Cultural Mediations of the Holocaust (University of Massachusetts Press, 2003) and co-editor of a third, Religion, Violence, Memory, and Place (Indiana University Press, 2006). A past recipient of a prestigious Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship at what is now the Mandel Center at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Stier has published articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Prooftexts, Jewish Social Studies, B’Or Ha’Torah, and Numen, among others. In spring 2013, Stier was the Guest Curator for the exhibition, “Race and Visual Culture under National Socialism,” at The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at FIU’s Frost Art Museum. A sought-after public speaker on a variety of topics in Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Stier’s teaching has ranged widely, from Kabbalah to Religion, Violence, and Conflict. Stier is a founding board member of Limmud Miami.

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, February 21

11:00am EST