Alvin H. Rosenfeld


IU Bloomington Provost's Medal (2013)
IU Bloomington Provost's Medal
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Lauren Robel
W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service (2004)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English/Jewish Studies


Alvin H. Rosenfeld is a Ph.D. graduate of Brown University from 1967, and has spent his life researching and mentoring Holocaust awareness and scholarship. This proves true even at Indiana University where Rosenfeld is a Professor of English, as well as the Director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program in Bloomington.

Rosenfeld served as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards from 1980 to 1984 and continues to foster Holocaust scholarship as a member of the editorial boards of Shoah: Review of Holocaust Studies and Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies, and as a member of the editorial advisory board of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Professor Rosenfeld has written, co-authored, and edited seven books, Thinking about the Holocaust: After Half a Century from 1997, Confronting the Holocaust: The Impact of Elie Wiesel from 1979, and his influential piece, A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature from 1980, being among them.