Associate Professor of Jewish Studies
B.A. (Kenyon College 1983)
M.A. (University of New Mexico 1986)
Ph.D. (Vanderbilt 1991)
Adam Meyer has been an associate professor in the Department of Jewish Studies since 2008, following many years in the English Department at Fisk University. He is a specialist in twentieth-century American literature and culture, particularly the relations between Blacks and Jews, as seen in his full-length Black-Jewish Relations in African American and Jewish American Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow) and numerous articles. Recent publications include essays in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, The Journal of Popular Culture, and the collections Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Fiction (Purdue) and Black Harlem and the Jewish Lower East Side: Narratives Out of Time (SUNY). He is currently at work on a monograph exploring Blacks, Jews, and Passover Seders in American literature.