Effective February 1, 2022: David Nirenberg will become the 10th Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study
A historian, Nirenberg has produced wide-ranging scholarship on the interaction of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. His scholarship has informed much work in the social sciences and humanities, providing insights into present-day challenges of racism, Anti-Semitism, and Christian-Muslim relations.
Nirenberg has extensive administrative experience. At the University of Chicago he served as founding director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Dean of the Social Sciences, Executive Vice Provost, and Interim Dean of the Divinity School.