Prof. Magda Teter

Prof. Magda Teter
Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies, Fordham University

Magda TeterMagda Teter is Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. Teter is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (Cambridge, 2005), Sinners on Trial (Harvard, 2011), which was a finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Prize, Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (Harvard, 2020), Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism (Princeton, 2023), and of dozens of articles in English, Hebrew, Italian, and Polish. Her book Blood Libel won the 2020 National Jewish Book Award, The George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society. Teter is the recipient of prestigious fellowships, including from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the NEH. She has served as the co-editor of the AJS Review and as the Vice-President for Publications of the Association for Jewish Studies. Teter is currently the President of the American Academy for Jewish Research.


Selected Publications

Sinners on Trial: Jews and Sacrilege after the Reformation (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2011)
Honorable Mention in the Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History category of the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards by the Association for Jewish Studies.

Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback 2009)

Coedited with Urszula Stępień, Stosunki chrześcijańsko-żydowskie w historii, pamięci i sztuce: kontekst europejski obrazów w sandomierskiej katedrze [Christian-Jewish relations in history, memory and art: the European context for the paintings in Sandomierz Cathedral] (Sandomierz: Wydawnictwo Diecezjalne, 2013).

Coedited with Adam Teller, Polin: Social and Cultural Boundaries in Early Modern Poland, vol. 22, (Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2010)