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Rollins College presents a lecture on legacies of Jewish women

 

February 16, 2018

Professor Laura Levitt

The Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Laura Levitt of Temple University titled "Jewish Women, American Feminism: Political, Religious, and Cultural Legacies." The lecture is in honor of Dr. Rita Bornstein, President Emerita, Rollins College and will be held Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Galloway Room, Mills Building.

Laura Levitt is professor of Religion, Jewish Studies and Gender at Temple University where she has chaired the religion department and directed both the Jewish studies and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's studies programs. She is the author of "American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust" (2007) and "Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home" (1997) and an editor of "Judaism Since Gender" (1997). She is completing a book, titled "Tainted Objects: Holocaust Evidence and Criminal Archives," about trauma and loss and how material artifacts make these painful legacies manifest.

This lecture is free of charge and open to the community. For further information, please contact Dr. Yudit Greenberg, director of the Jewish Studies Program, Rollins College at ygreenberg@rollins.edu or call the office of the Department of Philosophy and Religion 407 646-2139.

 

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