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Prof. Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner

Adam Rovner
Associate Professor of English and Jewish literature
University of Denver

Sturm Hall, Room 387D
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2861

Recent Updates

 Adam Rovner is on sabbatical until Spring Quarter 2016. He is currently
a Lady Davis Fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Adam continues to present his research on the intellectual history of Territorialism, the ideological movement to create homelands for persecuted Jews in the first half of the 20th Century.  His book on Territorialism,  In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel  was published by NYU Press in December 2014 and was favorably reviewed in many outlets, including The Times Literary Supplement (UK). Adam Rovner's short documentary about Territorialism, "No Land Without Heaven: Isaac Nachman Steinberg and the Freeland League," was screened at the Center for Jewish History (Manhattan), the Bibliotheque Medem (Paris), and the Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon). To learn more about his work, please visit He recently published an article on Israeli microfiction in the journal Shofar, and several articles in  The Forward , including a feature on a Jewish agricultural settlement in Colorado. Forthcoming works accepted for publication include an essay in a volume of Jewish alternate histories (Cambridge 2015).


PhD (Comparative Literature), Indiana University, Indiana; MA (Comparative Literature), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem