Gilad Sharvit

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Philosophy, Hebrew University, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Political Philosophy
Modern Jewish Thought
19th and 20th century Philosophy


Gilad Sharvit is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University. A scholar of Jewish and continental philosophy, Sharvit's interests lie in political philosophy, modern Jewish Thought, German philosophy, psychoanalysis, and critical theory. Sharvit completed his PhD studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Philosophy Department and later accepted postdoc positions at the University of California, Berkeley, Hebrew University, and Tel Aviv University.

Professor Sharvit is the author of "Dynamic Repetition: History and Messianism in Modern Jewish Thought" (Brandeis UP, 2022), and "Therapeutics and Salvation: Freud and Schelling on Freedom" (Magnes Press, 2021) (in Hebrew) and co-editor and contributing author of the volumes "Modern Jewish Thought on Crisis: Interpretation, Heresy, and History" (De Gruyter, forthcoming spring 2024)“Canonization and Alterity: Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature” (De Gruyter, 2020), and “Freud and Monotheism: The Violent Origins of Religion” (Fordham University Press, 2018). 

Professor Sharvit teaches a range of courses at Towson in German and continental philosophy and Jewish studies, including: RLST 211: Introduction to Jewish Thought; Phil 353: Philosophy of Religion; Phil 205: Marx, Nietzsche, Freud; and Phil 329: Late Modern Philosophy. He is also a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Judaic Studies, where he teaches courses on Jewish philosophy and mysticism.