Sarah Imhoff to present annual Goldstein Lecture

February 16, 2016, in Religious Studies, Latest News

Dr. Sarah Imhoff will give the annual Goldstein Lecture at Morningside College at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.  

Her lecture, titled “The Pulpit and the Classroom:  Jews, Christians, Muslims, and the Study of Religion,” will focus on how the academic study of religion can help build bridges and promote understanding between faith communities. The event is free and open to the public.

Imhoff is an assistant professor of Jewish and religious studies and director of graduate studies for the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University in Bloomington. Her research and teaching reflect her interest in the ways that texts and representation create possibilities for constructing Jewishness in historical context. How, for instance, have categories like religion, race and gender worked to determine who is Jewish or what constitutes the essence of Jewishness?

Her works have been published in a number of scholarly journals, including The Journal of Religion, American Jewish History, and Religious Studies Review. She also is a contributor to Sh’ma, Occasional Religion, and Sightings. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago.

The Goldstein Lecture is co-sponsored by the Morningside College Department of Religious Studies, Congregation Beth Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Sioux City.