Dr. Gilad Sharvit is a Townsend Fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches on the intersection of theories of history, politics, and religion in modern German-Jewish thought and literature at the Center for Jewish Studies. Sharvit’s current book project, provisionally entitled “History and Repetition: Modern German Jewish Thought and the Negation of Time,” focuses on works on history and messianism of Benjamin, Kafka, Rosenzweig and Freud. Sharvit is co-editor and contributing author of the volume “Violent Origins: Freud, Moses, Religion” that is forthcoming with Fordham University Press. His recent publications appeared in the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Idealistic Studies, and the Journal of Austrian Studies.