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Caryn Tamber-Rosenau


Assistant Professor
Jewish Studies (Modern & Classical Languages)
Religious Studies (Comparative Cultural Studies)
Ph.D.,Vanderbilt University

Tel: 713-743-9341
Old Science Building, Suite 230

Biographical Summary

Dr. Caryn Tamber-Rosenau’s scholarly interests include women in the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple literature, early Jewish biblical interpretation, and feminist and queer criticism of the Bible. Dr. Tamber-Rosenau's work has been published in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and elsewhere. Her first book, Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in the Bible and Early Jewish Literature, is being published Fall 2018 with Gorgias Press's Biblical Intersections series. Dr. Tamber-Rosenau is currently working on a project to collect and analyze sermons from immediately after the 2016 presidential election to investigate how American rabbis used the weekly Torah portions to speak about the election of Donald Trump.

At the University of Houston, Dr. Tamber-Rosenau teaches RELS 2310: Bible and Western Culture I; JWST/WCL 2380: Introduction to Jewish Studies; JWST/RELS 3373: Jews in the Ancient World; RELS 3371/JWST 3397: Women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; and WCL 3553: Female Divinities.

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