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Alexander Kulik

Alexander Kulik’s research in diverse fields concentrates on the cross-cultural transmission of texts and ideas. His scholarly interests encompass Slavic studies (palaeoslavica, medieval and modern Judeo-Slavica, and broader aspects of Russian and East European cultural history) and Jewish studies (pseudepigrapha, early history of East European Jewry). Alexander Kulik received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and conducted post-doctoral research at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Kulik has authored three books: Retroverting Slavonic Pseudepigrapha (two editions: Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta GA, 2004 and Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2005), 3 Baruch: Greek-Slavonic Apocalypse of Baruch (Berlin-New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009), Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Tradition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015; with S. Minov) and has edited the collected volume History of the Jews in Russia: From Antiquity to Early Modern Period in the bilingual series published by the Zalman Shazar Center (Jerusalem) and Gesharim (Moscow). Kulik also founded and heads the Brill book series Studia Judaeoslavica. During 2007-11 he directed an ISF-funded research project on the subject of “Slavonic Pseudepigrapha in Intercultural Transmission.” In 2010 he won a European Research Council Grant (1.3 million dollars) for the project “Jews and Slavs in the Middle Ages.” Together with Moshe Taube, he initiated and headed the international research group “Cultural Archaeology of Jews and Slavs: Medieval and Early Modern Judeo-Slavic Interaction and Cross- Fertilization” held at the Hebrew University Institute of Advanced Studies in 2011. Presently he servers as Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of German, Russian and East European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Alexander Kulik has held visiting positions at Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, University College London, Stanford, Oxford, and Freie Universität Berlin.