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Academic Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Positions Assistant Professor, 2012-present
Religious Studies and Borns Jewish Studies Program (2012 – )
Affiliated Faculty, Gender Studies Department
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Adjunct Faculty, History Department
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2010-2012
Religious Studies and Borns Jewish Studies Program Education University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, IL.
PhD, History of Judaism, 2010.
Dissertation: Making Jewish Gender: Religion, Race, Sexuality, and American Jews, 1910-1924 MA, Study of Religion, 2005.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
BAS: dual Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and in Mathematics, 2002.
Fellowships College Arts and Humanities Institute Research Fellowship (2016) and Awards Indiana University Faculty, “World Religions in Greater Indianapolis” (2015) National Endowment for the Humanities Women’s Caucus Book Subvention Grant (2014) Association for Jewish Studies Early Career Workshop (2013) American Academy for Jewish Research Research Grant (2012) Southern Jewish Historical Society Lowenstein-Weiner Fellowship (2010) American Jewish Archives Martin Marty Center Junior Fellowship (2009) University of Chicago Alma Wilson Teaching Fellowship (2009) University of Chicago The Center for Gender Studies Residency Fellowship (2008) University of Chicago Fuerstenberg Fellowship, Doctoral Award for Jewish Studies (2007) University of Chicago Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) award for Modern Hebrew (2005; 2006) United States Department of Education Jerald Brauer Fellow (2006) University of Chicago, topic: Religion and Violence in America Wabash Fellow (2006) Chicago Forum on Pedagogy and the Study of Religion Current Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism Projects forthcoming, 2016, Indiana University Press Jessie Sampter: How a Disabled Queer Woman Became the Voice of American Zionism (working title) book project in progress “Hoover's Judeo-Christians: Jews, Judaism, and Communism in the Cold War” book chapter submitted for “True Faith and Allegiance”: Religion and the FBI, eds.
Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman (University of California Press) “Religion, Geography, and the Impossibility of Jewish Identity” book chapter in progress for Theorizing “Religion” in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: From Eusebeia to Impietas, ed. Nickolas Roubekas
“Lineage Matters: DNA, Race, and Gene Talk in Judaism and Messianic Judaism” coauthored with Hillary Kaell accepted at Religion and American Culture “The Creation Story of Religious Studies, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Schempp” Journal of the American Academy of Religion (forthcoming, March 2016) "Half-Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identifications" Journal of Religion and Society (forthcoming, March 2016) “DNA and the Problem of Jewish Embodiment” Critical Research in Religion 2.2 (Aug 2014) “Wild Tribes and Ancient Semites: Israelite-Indian Identification and the American West” Culture and Religion (May 2014) “Traces of Race: American Jewish Identity” in Leonard Greenspoon, ed. Who Is A Jew? Reflections on History, Religion, and Culture (Purdue Unviersity Press, 2014) “Manly Missions: Jews, Christians, and Religious Masculinity in Progressive Era America” American Jewish History 97.2 (Winter 2012) “My Sons Have Defeated Me: Walter Lippmann, Felix Adler, and Secular Moral Authority” Journal of Religion 92.4 (Oct 2012) “The Heart of the Ghetto? The Founding of the Maxwell Street Settlement House” Journal of Illinois History 15.3 (Autumn 2012) “Hasidism” in The Encyclopedia of Religion in America. Charles Lippy and Peter Williams, eds.
(C.Q. Press, 2010) “The Spirit and the Law: American Jewish Spirituality” in Charles Lippy, ed. Spirituality in America. (Westport, CT: Praeger Press, 2006).
Other Articles and Chapters “The Man in Black: Matisyahu, Identity, and Authenticity” Religion and Culture Web Forum. University of Chicago, (Feb 2010).
“The Civil War to the Gilded Age” and “The Seventies”
Book Review Essay: “All in the Family? Jewish Intermarriage in America,” Religious Studies Review 36:4 (December 2010)
Selected Editorial and Internet Content:
Regular contributor to Religion in the American West (published through Yale University, website: relwest.blogspot.com) “Intermarriage and the Complexity of Jewish Identity” Marginalia Review of Books, Dec 2015 (http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/intermarriage-and-the-complexityof-jewish-identity-by-sarah-imhoff/ ) “The Supreme Court’s Faith in Belief,” The Immanent Frame (http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2014/12/16/the-supreme-courts-faith-in-belief/) “How Should One Teach Introduction to Jewish Studies?” AJS Perspectives, Fall 2014 “Reflections on Jewish Studies,” Bulletin for the Study of Religion, May 2014 (http://www.equinoxpub.com/blog/2014/05/reflections-on-jewish-studies/) “All Religion is Local,” Jewschool, May 2014 (http://jewschool.com/2014/05/26/32240/all-religion-is-local/) “Marrying Out, or Marrying In? Jewish-Chinese American Marriages” Sh’ma.
“Is Male Model Posing on Bed Sexy? Not If He’s a Hasid” Sightings October 3, 2013.
“Jews Who Choose: Conversion and the Americanization of Judaism” in Sh’ma. April 2013.
“Violence and Secrecy: On Masculinity and the Akedah” in Sh’ma. September 2011.
“The Shtetl Strongman.” Sightings. Published by Martin Marty Center. December 9, 2010.
“Hyphen Nation” in Tablet. Available at www.tabletmag.com/news-andpolitics/10590/hyphen-nation/. July 16, 2009.
“Jewish Girl, American Doll.” Sightings. Published by Martin Marty Center. June 18, 2009.
“The Rebbe’s Body.” Invited response to Jeffrey Shandler, “The Virtual Rebbe,” Religion and Culture Web Forum, University of Chicago, February 2009.
Selected Book Reviews, by journal:
Journal of Religion The Figural Jew by Sarah Hammerschlag (2012) The Status of Women in Jewish Tradition by Isaac Sassoon (Oct 2011) Jews and the American Soul by Andrew Heinze (Apr 2006) AJS Review Material Culture and Jewish Thought by Kenneth Koltun-Fromm (April 2011) American Jewish Archives Journal The White Negress by Lori Harrison-Kahan (Summer 2011) Journal of Illinois History Sundays at Sinai by Tobias Brinkman (Fall 2012) The Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry The Colors of Jews, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowicz, (forthcoming, 2014) Gender Forum Jewish/Christian/Queer: Crossroads and Identities, Frederick Roden, ed.
Gender, Memory, and Judaism, Judit Gaszi, Andrea Peto, and Zsuzsanna Toronyi, eds.
Musica Judaica Online Reviews The Naming (recording), Galeet Dardashti, (December 20, 2010).
Practical Matters Women Remaking American Judaism, Riv Ellen Prell, ed. (Fall 2009).
Selected Book Notes:
Religious Studies Review:
Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination, Rachel Rubinstein;
New Essays on American Jewish History, Pamela Nadell, Jonathan Sarna, and Lance Sussman, eds.; Uncompromising Positions: God, Sex, and the House of Representatives by Elizabeth Oldmixon; Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture by Aamir R. Mufti.
Peoplehood by Noam Pianko; History Lessons by Beth Wenger; A Jewish Feminine Mystique? Hasia Diner, et. al., eds.; Jewish Organizations' Response to Communism
Conferences Conference Organized:
And Sole organizer:
Lectures Jews, Race, America.
Indiana University Bloomington, October 2013.
Modernity’s Other: Studies on Jewish Women.
University of Chicago, February 2007.
"The Pulpit and the Classroom: Jews, Christians, Muslims, and the Study of Religion" Goldstein Lecture. Morningside College, Sioux City, IA, March 2016.
"Racial Standing: How American Jews Imagine Community, and Why That Matters" Race with Jewish Ethics, Emory University, Oct 2015.
"Half-Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identifications" Religion and Identity Symposium. Creighton University, Omaha, NE, February 2015.
“The Legal Birth of Religious Studies? A Judicious Look at the Roots of a Discipline" University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 2014.
"Genes, Race, and the Anxiety of Jewish Identity" York University, Jewish Studies. Toronto, Canada, October 2014.
“Bad Jews and Soft Crimes: Dispatches from the Construction of Masculinity” Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada, October 2014 “Members of the Tribe and Masculinity: Indian-Israelite Identification and American Religion” Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, October 2013.
“Men, Women, and Other Jews” Lexington Havurah, Lexington, KY, March 2013.
“Spines of the Sabras: Gender and Zionism in Popular American Novels” American Religions/American Literatures, University of Illinois, October 2012.
“American Jewry in Transition” Joan & Samuel New Institute for the Study of Judaism and the Jews, Indiana University 2012.
Keynote Speaker, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Midwest Region, April 2012.
“My Sons Have Defeated Me: Secular Jews and Moral Authority,” Writing Religion: Representation, Difference, and Authority in American Culture, University of Chicago, May 2011
“Afternoon Calisthenics at Woodbine: Jewish Agriculture and the Male Body,” Association for Jewish Studies, Baltimore, MD, December 2014.
“The ‘Nones’ and the Jews” American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 2014.
“Theological Families: Jews, Messianic Jews, and the Meaning of Lineage,” with Hillary Kaell.
Mishpachah: The Jewish Family in Tradition and in Transition. Omaha, NE, October 2014.
“American Zionism and the Masculinity Question, 1901-1914” Biennial American Jewish History Scholars Conference. Atlanta, GA, June 2014.
“Race and the Genetic Jew” Race and Religion in American History conference, Princeton University, March 2014.
“Manly Members of the Tribe: How Masculinity Helped Jews Become American” San Francisco State University, February 2014.
“Race, DNA, and the Ethics of Jewish Identity” Society for Jewish Ethics, Seattle, WA, January 2014.
“Jewish Identities and Critical Theory: The Political Significance of Conceptual Categories,” panel speaker American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.
“The Creation Story, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Schempp,” Religious Studies 50 Years After Schempp, Indiana University Bloomington September 2013.
“Judaism’s “Removal Work”? Gender and the Landscape of American Immigration” Actor Networks: Between Global Markets and the Nation, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany, August 2013.
“The Specter of Race: Biology and American Jewish Identity” American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL, November 2012.
“American Sabras: Gender and Midcentury Novels” Jewish American and Holocaust Literature, Miami, FL, November 2012.
“Traces of Race: American Jewish Identity” 25th Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium, Omaha, NE, October 2012.
“Acting Jewish: Gender on the American Stage,” Association for Jewish Studies, Washington, DC, December 2011.
“City Jew, Country Jew” Religion in the American West Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.
“Constructing the American Jewish Body: Medical, Racial, and Gender Discourses” Study of Judaism Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2010.
“Gender, Race Science, and ‘the Jew’ in Progressive Era America.” Study of Judaism Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada, November 2009.
“After the Parliament: the Maxwell Street Settlement House.” Women and Religion Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting.
Montreal, Canada November 2009.
“Naturally Unnatural? Women in Midrash,” Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference. Luther Seminary. St.
Paul, MN, March 2009.
“The Feminized Jew and Virile Americanism.” History Graduate Student Conference. Loyola University Chicago. Chicago, IL, April 2008.
"Sex Rashes and Intermarriage: Jews in the American Mind 1890-1920" Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Urbana, IL, March 2008.
“Feminine Nature Shows in Nose: Jews and Gender in the American Mind, 1890– 1925” Religion, Community, and Conflict conference. Florida State University. Tallahasse, FL, February 2008.
Academic Co-editor, H-Judaic, international listserv for Jewish Studies (2012-present) Service Co-chair, Study of Judaism section, American Academy of religion (2012-present)