Gilad Sharvit

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

LA 4130


Ph.D., Philosophy, Hebrew University, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Modern Jewish Thought
19th and 20th century Philosophy
German Jewish Literature and Culture
Frankfurt School


Gilad Sharvit is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University. A scholar of modern Jewish thought, Sharvit's interests lie in Jewish philosophy, German-Jewish literature and culture, German and continental philosophy, psychoanalysis and critical theory. He completed his PhD studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Philosophy Department and later accepted a Diller Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Jewish Studies at University of California, Berkeley (2014-16) and was a Townsend Fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at University of California, Berkeley (2016-17). In 2017-18, Professor Sharvit was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Koebner Minerva Center for German History (Hebrew University) and at Tel Aviv University (Minerva Center for German History and School of Philosophy).

Professor Sharvit is the author of "Therapeutics and Salvation: Freud and Schelling on Freedom" (Magnes Press, forthcoming in 2020) (in Hebrew) and co-editor and contributing author of the volumes “Freud and Monotheism: The Violent Origins of Religion” with Karen Feldman (Fordham University Press, 2018) and “Canonization and Alterity: Heresy in Jewish History, Thought, and Literature” with Willi Goetschel (De Gruyter, forthcoming in 2020). 

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; 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.