Vadim Putzu

Vadim Putzu

Assistant Professor
Religious Studies

Academic Interests

  • Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah)
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Jewish History
  • Religious Studies

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • One book and several articles on Italian Jewish Mystics in the Middle Ages
  • Many conferences and community presentations on Kabbalah
  • Pmmo Levi Prize for Best BA thesis in Jewish Studies
  • Invited to Graduate students workshop on European Jewish culture at Oxford University

Previous Experience

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Franklin and Marshall College


Torino, Italy


  • Food and wine
  • Cooking
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Travel
  • Sci-fi
  • Hiking

Future Goals and Aspirations

Book based on my dissertation (on wine in Jewish Mysticism)

Life Outside the University

Wife and 2-year old daughter


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