People

Ellen Haskell

Associate Professor
edhaskel@uncg.edu

Ph.D. History of Judaism, University of Chicago Divinity School 2005

Office Hours: Monday 12-2 and by appointment


Ellen Haskell is Director of Jewish Studies and the Herman & Zelda Bernard Distinguished Scholar of Jewish Studies at UNCG. Educated at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the University of Michigan, her field of expertise is the study of Jewish mysticism, with special emphasis on classical Kabbalah and Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendor). She is the author of two monographs, Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar’s Conversations with Christianity (Oxford, 2016) and Suckling at My Mother’s Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism (SUNY, 2012). Haskell received an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship to develop Mystical Resistance. Her research interests include Jewish mysticism’s relationship to its cultural environments, Jewish responses to Christianity, and Jewish religious imagery, especially that which incorporates gender and teachings on the human body.

 


 

Courses Offered

  • REL 202: Hebrew Bible
  • REL 215: Judaism
  • REL 311: Topics in Biblical Studies
  • REL 312: Judaism and the Construction of Gender
  • REL 312: Judaism and the Construction of Gender: Women in Judaism
  • REL 341: Topics in Jewish Thought: Kabbalah
  • REL 341: Topics in Jewish Thought: Kabbalah in Popular Culture
  • REL 341: Topics in Jewish Thought: Modern Jewish Ethics
  • REL 410: Senior Seminar