By Alison L. Joseph. It has taken me months to build up the courage to write this post about my personal contribution to the preservation of gender imbalance. But here’s the truth, even for a person who is committed to gender parity, achieving an ideal is very challenging. You might stop reading right now and […]
Alison JosephAlison L. Joseph is an adjunct assistant professor of the Hebrew Bible and its Interpretation at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the assistant managing editor of The Posen Library of Jewish Civilization and Culture. Her research explores the processes by which the Hebrew Bible was produced, bringing together historiographical, literary, and gender criticism as it illuminates the author/redactor’s role in interpreting and rewriting earlier texts. Her current project, Damning Dinah: The Priestly Battle against Intermarriage, looks at intermarriage and women’s sexuality in the Hebrew Bible and explores how late authorial voices reflect a growing concern with foreign infiltration. Her first book, Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics, received the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. She earned her PhD in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Research Interests: Sexuality and gender in the Hebrew Bible, the Bible in pop culture, biblical historiography, feminist historiography.
I am a textual and historical scholar. I work on the Hebrew Bible. I often joke when anyone talks about things medieval and beyond, they are “current events.” My work rarely has a contemporary connection. I was invited to give a paper at the San Antonio SBL in November on the topic of “Feminist Historiography”– […]