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Faculty

Amelia Ying Qin

Caryn Tamber-Rosenau

Instructional Assistant Professor
Jewish Studies
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Education

Ph.D., Religion (Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel; graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies), Vanderbilt University, 2015
M.A., Jewish Studies (Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Civilization), Towson Unversity/Baltimore Hebrew Institute, 2010
B.A., (magna cum laude) Communications (minor in Women's Studies), University of Pennsylvania, 2003


Research interests

Second Temple Judaism; women and gender in the Hebrew Bible and postbiblical literature; feminist/queer readings of the Bible; Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; early Jewish interpretations of Scripture

Selected publications

“Female Diplomats in Jewish Elephantine? A New Look at a Papyrus from the Yedaniah Archive.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 40 (2016): 491-510.

“The ‘Mothers’ Who Weren’t: Motherhood Imagery and Childless Women Warriors in Early Jewish Literature,” in Images of Mothers in Jewish Culture (ed. Jane Kanarek, Marjorie Lehman, and Simon J. Bronner), Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2017. (In press)

Selected conference papers

“Un-gendering Texts: A Queer Critique of Looking for ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ Voices,” Women in the Biblical World section of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2015 annual meeting

“‘If We Do Not Entice Her, She Will Laugh at Us’: Reading the Book of Judith’s Holofernes Queerly,” Hebrew Bible/Old Testament section of the Southeastern Conference for the Study of Religion, March 2015 annual meeting

“The Biblical Bathing Beauty Who Asked for It: Bathsheba, Susanna, Judith, and the Manipulation of the Male Gaze,” The Bible and Second Temple Literature section of the Association for Jewish Studies, December 2014 annual meeting, December 16, 2014

“Why Does the Levite Cast Out His Concubine? Reading Judges 19 as a Story of Intimate-Partner Violence,” Hebrew Bible/Old Testament section of the Southeastern Conference for the Study of Religion, March 2014 annual meeting, March 8, 2014