The program in Jewish Studies makes central the global histories, cultures, and philosophies of Jews and Judaism in the comparative environment of diaspora and related terms (nationalism, cosmopolitanism, homeland, refugee, exile, minority). For four millennia Jews and Judaism have intersected with multiple peoples, polities, religions, cultures, philosophies, languages, and literatures across numerous continents. Drawing on both the Humanities and Social Sciences, Jewish Studies explores the variations and contestations of Jewish cultural production, thought, and experience while offering opportunities for collaboration and comparison with other peoples, social formations, and conceptual neighbors. As a combination of disciplines, Jewish Studies is thus quintessentially inclusive and comparative, transnational and international. Its boundaries are porous; it invites multi-dimensional and multi-directional inquiry.