James Bernauer, S.J.

Kraft Family Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy Department


James Bernauer, S.J.'s fields of interest include Holocaust Studies, German Jewry, and the philosophies of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt. The author of many publications, his most recent book, co-edited with Robert Maryks is "The Tragic Couple”: Encounters Between Jews and Jesuits (2014) He is also the author of “The Flawed Vision in Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and the Corrective Lens of Pierre Sauvage” in Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and Atrocities (2013); "Secular Self-Sacrifice: On Michel Foucault's Courses at the Collège de France," in Michel Foucault: The Legacy (2009); "A Catholic Conversation with Hannah Arendt." Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism (2007). "Philosophizing After the Holocaust." Jesuit Postmodern: Scholarship, Vocation, and Identity in the 21st Century (2006). His current research project is a study of Jesuits and Jews during the period of the Holocaust.