I teach Jewish studies and religious studies at the undergraduate level. I have taught students in public universities, private research universities, and liberal-arts colleges.
My classes examine topics in Jewish religious texts, practices, and literatures, with special emphasis on the modern period. See below a sample of my introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. All of my classes emphasize engagement with primary sources, critical thinking and writing, discussion, and collaborative learning. I welcome students from all academic and personal backgrounds, and strive to create inclusive, supportive spaces for rigorous as well as creative learning.
Introduction to Judaism
Women and Gender in Judaism
Eat This Book: A Cross-Cultural Introduction to Sacred Text
Children and Childhood in Religion
Reading the Hebrew Bible
Torah, Midrash, Gospel: The Bible between Judaism and Christianity
Theology and Sexuality
Interpreting Sacred Texts
Image at top: Bertha Pappenheim in the costume of her ancestor, Glikl of Hameln. Photo by Leopold Pilichowski. Source: WikimediaCommons.
Photograph: Laura Shea