Paula Schwebel was a doctoral fellow of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme in 2008-2009. In 2010, she was a doctoral fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre in Jerusalem. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in Philosophy and Jewish Studies (2011) with a dissertation entitled ‘Walter Benjamin’s Monadology.’ She has since held post-doctoral positions at the Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp (2011) and the Centre for Jewish Studies, Berlin-Brandenburg (2012). She is currently a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University. Schwebel works on Critical Theory, Continental Philosophy, and German-Jewish Thought. She is currently working on a manuscript on expressionism and historical time in Walter Benjamin, and she is the co-editor of Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014).
‘Walter Benjamin’s Monadology.’
“Lament and the Shattered Expression of Mourning: Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin” in Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014)
“Intensive Infinity: Walter Benjamin’s Reception of Leibniz and its Sources” in Modern Language Notes, German Issue 2012: Special Issue on Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and the Marburg School (127.3, 2012)
“Monad and Time: Reading Leibniz with Heidegger and Benjamin” in“Sparks will Fly”: Martin Heidegger and Walter Benjamin (SUNY University Press, 2014)
“The Tradition in Ruins: Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem on Lament” in Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter, 2014)
“Intensity and Anticipation in Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of History” Proceedings of the International Rosenzweig Gesellschaft (forthcoming).
Gershom Scholem, “On Lament and Lamentations,” translated and annotated by Paula Schwebel and Lina Barouch, Jewish Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Gershom Scholem’s Lamentations (21.1, 2014)