Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski will serve as a visiting professor at Nazareth College in Rochester this fall. Joining the department of religious studies, Dobkowski will engage students in discussion surrounding issues of Judaism and the Holocaust.
In addition, Dobkowski will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. as part of a seminar sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at the Nazareth College Shults Center. Dobkowski will offer a keynote address for a seminar focused on religion and contemporary issues. His talk, “Finding G-d–Locating Ourselves and the “Other” in a Post-Holocaust World,” will draw on his expertise as a Holocaust and genocide scholar.
A member of HWS faculty since 1976, Dobkowski is an expert on genocide, terrorism and the Holocaust. He is the author of numerous books and articles including, “The Tarnished Dream: The Basis of American Anti-Semitism,” “The Politics of Indifference: Documentary History of Holocaust Victims in America,” “Jewish American Voluntary Organizations” and, a co-author of “Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear States & Terrorism.” He received the New York University Ferdinand Czernin Prize in History and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dobkowski holds a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. from New York University.
At Hobart and William Smith, Dobkowski has also led several groups of students on trips to Germany and Poland as part of “The March: Bearing Witness to Hope,” a week-long trip that focuses on the events of the Holocaust. Last spring’s trip inspired students to record their experiences, resulting in a book of memories, photographs and reflections.
Dobkowski will return to the Hobart and William Smith campus in the spring.