Levinson Lectures | Religious Studies

Levinson Lectures

Date Speaker Title of Lecture
2019 Marcie Cohen Ferris

Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

“The Jewish South: Race, Place, & Religion in an American Region”
2018 Sarah Imhoff

Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University

“Jewish Men Past and Present: Sexuality and Stereotypes”
2017 Susan Niditch

Samuel Green Professor of Religion at Amherst College

“Proclaim Peace: War in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond”
2016  Amy-Jill Levine

University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University

“Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories”
2015 Jarrod Tanny

Associate Professor of History and the Charles and Hannah Block Distinguished Scholar in Jewish History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

“From the Borscht Belt to the Bnei Mississippi: Jewish Humor in Dixieland”
2014 Martin Kavka

Professor of Religion at Florida State University

“Letting God in to the Public Sphere: On the Politics of Covenant”