Off the Press: 2020 in Review
“Off the Press” is an FSR series that highlights the exciting news and accomplishments of our FSR Board membership that they wish to be shared with the wider community. This month we celebrate all the accomplishments of our board members in 2020!
Sarah Emanuel (CoLaboratory) shares three new publications: Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation: Roasting Rome (Cambridge University Press, 2020), “On The Eighth Day, God Laughed: ‘Jewing’ Humour and Self-Deprecation in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Gospel of Mark” (Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 2020), and “Letting Judges Breathe: Queer Survivance in the Book of Judges and Gad Beck’s An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin” (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2019).
Grace Ji-Sun Kim (EFSR) has two recent publications: Reimagining Spirit: Wind, Breath, and Vibration (Cascade 2019) and a volume she edited, Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons and Speeches of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. (Orbis 2019).
Kate Ott (Books/JFSR) preached on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Catholic Women Preach.
Juliane Hammer’s (Forum) book Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence was recently published by Princeton University Press (September 2019).
Grace Ji-Sun Kim (EFSR) has been promoted to full professor at Earlham School of Religion.
Naiara Leão is the newest member of the FSR Forum board. She is a former journalist and is currently a doctoral student at University of Iowa working on women in prophecy in 2nd-4th century.
Kate Ott (JFSR/Books) has published curriculum on the new Yale Youth Ministry Institute website. Read her three lessons co-written with Lorien Carter: “Creating a Sexual Ethic,” “Sexual Education Assessment Exercise,” and “Being a Welcome and Inclusive Youth Group.”
Celene Ibrahim’s (Forum) new book, Women and Gender in the Qur’an (Oxford 2020), is now available for preorder.
Alison L. Joseph (EFSR) is co-editor of Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Social Identity and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (May 2020) as part of their Scriptural Traces series.
Kate Ott (JFSR/Books) and Darryl W. Stephens have co-edited a volume on Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education (Routledge, 2020).
Jordan Conley (CoLaboratory) received a prestigious grant from the North American Patristics Society to complete her doctoral dissertation, “Bodies, Blessings, and Bile: Sensory Encounters at the Shrine of Saints Cyrus and John” at Boston University.
Sarah Emanuel (CoLaboratory) has recently published a book chapter and a magazine article: “Grace Be to You in the Presence of the Past: Ghosts, Hauntings, and Traumatic Dissociations in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and the Gospel of John” in Who Knows What We’d Ever Make of It, If We Ever Got our Hands on It?: The Bible and Margaret Atwood (Gorgias Press Biblical Intersections Series) and “How Pure Is Your Hate?: Reflections on Passing, Privilege, and a Queer Jewish Positionality” in AJS Perspectives‘s Hate Issue.
Sarah Emanuel (CoLaboratory) was interviewed on the Spiriosity podcast where she spoke on trauma in sacred texts.
Michal Raucher (EFSR) has published a new book, Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women (Indiana University Press, 2020).
Dianne M. Stewart (JFSR) has a new book, Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage available on October 6, 2020 (Seal Press, 2020). See the publisher’s press release here.
VOICE, the Yale Divinity School Women’s Center student journal, was recently resurrected by the current directors. Alumna and editor emerita, Kate Ott (JFSR), wrote an introduction to the fall issue.
Naomi Goldenberg (JFSR) and Kathleen McPhillips (JFSR) have published a new volume: The End of Religion: Feminist Reappraisals of the State.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s (FSR) new book is now out: Hope in Disarray: Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith.
Kate Ott (JFSR), along with Amy Levad, Kate Blanchard, Shannon Craigo-Snell, and Hannah Bowman, responded to Rev. Nikia Robert’s call for the need for a resource created for and by white people to do their own work on ending structural racism. The result is breakdownwhiteness.org.
Phillis I. Sheppard (JFSR) has been named the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture at Vanderbilt University.