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Laura Levitt

Laura S. Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies and Gender at Temple University where she has served as chair of the department of Religion and directed the Women’s Studies and the Jewish Studies Programs. She is the author of American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007) and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997). She is an editor of Judaism Since Gender (1997) and Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust (2003). Her current project, “Evidence as Archive” builds on her prior work in feminist theory and Holocaust studies to consider the relationship between material objects held in police storage and artifacts housed in Holocaust collections. It focuses on the role of objects in doing justice to these legacies of violence, trauma, and loss writ large and small.

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