Gilad Sharvit is a scholar of modern Jewish intellectual history with a broad interest in Jewish philosophy, German-Jewish literature and culture, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis and Critical theory. His current research and teaching focus on the intersection of theories of history, politics, and messianism in twentieth-century German-Jewish world. Sharvit received his PhD from the Philosophy Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014), was a Diller Post-Doctoral fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2014-16) and a Townsend Fellow at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley (2016-17).
Sharvit is currently finishing a book project, tentatively titled "The Negation of Time: Messianism and Repetition in Modern Jewish Thought," that aims to uncover the fundamental importance of repetition, cyclicality, and return for theories of history and messianism in the works of Franz Rosenzweig, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, and Franz Kafka. Sharvit is co-editor and a contributing author of the volume Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion (forthcoming with Fordham University Press). He is also currently working on an edited volume on Jewish heresy for the series “Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts” of De Gruyter Press.