Matthias B. Lehmann

Matthias B. Lehmann
Teller Family Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

Matthias Lehmann (Ph.D., Freie Universität Berlin) is the Teller Family Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture (Indiana, 2005), runner-up for the National Jewish Book Award, and Emissaries from the Holy Land (Stanford, 2014). He is co-author, together with John Efron and Steve Weitzman, of The Jews: A History (Routledge, third ed., 2019), and co-editor, with Jessica Marglin, of Jews and the Mediterranean (Indiana, 2020). Since 2009, he also edits, together with Harvey Goldberg, a book series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies for Indiana University Press.

Professor Lehmann is currently completing a biography of the nineteenth-century railroad entrepreneur and philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch.

Selected Publications

Edited, with Jessica Marglin, Jews and the Mediterranean (Indiana University Press, 2020)

Emissaries from the Holy Land (Stanford University Press, 2014)

With John Efron and Steve Weitzman, The Jews, a History (third ed., Routledge, 2019)

Ladino Rabbinic Literature and Ottoman Sephardic Culture (Indiana University Press, 2005)