Associate Professor of Jewish Studies
B.A. (Kenyon College 1983)
M.A. (University of New Mexico 1986)
Ph.D. (Vanderbilt 1991)
Temporary Office: Benson 110
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.