Laura Levitt is Assistant Professor of Religion and co-chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). She received her BA at Brown University, her MA at Hebrew Union College-JIR, and her PhD at Emory University. In 1996 Levitt won the Young Scholar in American Religion award and serves on the editorial advisory board of The Reconstructionist.
Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home. Routledge, 1997.
Reconfiguring Home: Jewish Feminist Identity/ies. 1993.
Judaism Since Gender. (co-edited with Miriam Peskowitz) Routledge, 1997.
"Jewish Excess or How Religion and Jewish Scholars Can Talk Back Theory." Journal of Religion and Film (forthcoming).
"Judaism, Modern Era" and "Feminist Theology," (co-authored with Marian Ronan) in Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion. Ed. Serenity Young. (MacMillan Reference, forthcoming).
"Becoming an American Jewish Feminist," in Horizons in Feminist Theology. Ed. Sheila Davaney and Rebecca Chopp. (Fortress Press, forthcoming), pp. 154-164.
"(The Problem with) Embraces," in Judaism Since Gender. Ed. Laura Levitt and Miriam Peskowitz. (Routledge, 1997), pp. 213-223.
"On 'Immigrant Daughters,' 'White Jews' and Embodies Readings." The Reconstructionist 61 (Fall 1996): 41-48.
"Feminist Spirituality: The Case of Secular Jewish Feminists," in Spirituality and the Secular Quest. (volume 22 of World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest ) Ed. Peter H. Van Ness. (Crossroad Pub. Co., 1996), pp. 305-334.
"Jewish Feminist Identity/ies: What Difference Can Feminist Theory Make?" in Interpreting Judaism in a Postmodern Age. Ed. Steven Kepnes. (NYU Press, 1996), pp. 361-377.
"Engendering Jewish Knowledges." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Jewish Studies 14 (Fall 1995).
"Embraces, Ambiguities." Shofar 14 (Fall 1995): 131-134.
"Reconfiguring Home: Jewish Feminist Identity/ies," in Gender and Judaism. Ed. Tamar Rudavsky. (NYU Press, 1995), pp. 39-49.
"What is Judaism" and "Foundations in Modern Jewish Thought: Women in Judaism," in Gender and Jewish Studies: A Curriculum Guide. Ed. Judith Baskin and Shelly Tenenbaum. (Biblio Press, 1994), pp. 27-31 and 76-80.
"Speaking out of the Silence around Rape: A Personal Account." Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly 41 (Fall 1993): 20-31.
"A Mikvah Ceremony for Laura," (co-authored with Rabbi Sue Ann Wasserman) in Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook. Ed. Ellen Umansky and Dianne Ashton. (Beacon Press, 1992), pp. 321-326.
"Religion 345/Women's Studies 352: Women in Judaism," in The Sociology of Jewry: A Curriculum Guide. Ed. Jack Nusan Porter. (ASA Teaching Resources Center, 1992), pp. 82-92.
"Syllabus for Religion 104, 'Introduction to Judaism'." Shofar 9 (Summ 1991): 98-106.
"Political Power: Learning a New Jewish Theological Vocabulary." Paradigms 5 (Wint 1989): 143-154.
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