Jacques Berlinerblau

Jacques Berlinerblau is a professor of Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has doctorates in Ancient Near Eastern languages and literature (from NYU) and theoretical sociology (from the New School for Social Research). He has published ten books on a wide variety of scholarly subjects with special attention to secularism, secular aesthetics, Jewish-American literature (Philip Roth's fiction in particular), African-American and Jewish-American relations and biblical literature. Berlinerblau has also written about professors and their discontents in ''Campus Confidential: How College Works, Or Doesn't, For Professors, Students, and Parents'' and in numerous articles about the Humanities for ''The Chronicle of Higher Education''.

From 2007 to 2009 he wrote the blog ''The God Vote'', an exploration of the role of faith in the 2008 U.S. presidential race, for ''Newsweek'' 's On Faith website.

Berlinerblau hosted and produced the show ''Faith Complex'' which was described as "a dialogue about the intersection of religion, politics and art." In 2010 he launched a second show with ''The Washington Post'''s Sally Quinn entitled "The God Vote" which focussed on news cycle issues involving faith and politics. In addition to this work in visual media, Berlinerblau blogged for ''The Chronicle of Higher Education'''s "Brainstorm" page between 2010 and 2012. He wrote about secularism, literature, and various subjects in higher education. His work on religion and politics and the 2012 election also appeared in the Huffington Post.

Outside his usual publications on scholarly areas of interest, Berlinerblau has turned his attention to the interview format in recent years.

His guests in the arts have included: * Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson discussing hip-hop theology * Director of the Washington Ballet Septime Webre on homophobia and ballet * Novelist Cynthia Ozick * Novelist Gary Shteyngart * Novelist David Bezmozgis * Novelist Lara Vapnyar * Dr. Derek Parker Royal (founder of the Philip Roth Society) * Literary critics Adam Kirsch and Liel Leibovitz discussing Philip Roth's career;

Some of his interview subjects in the political sphere have included: *The former President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski *The former Prime Minister of Spain, José Maria Aznar *Congressman Jim Moran *The Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal Provided by Wikipedia
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