Laura Levitt

Laura Levitt

Laura Levitt
is a Professor of Religion, Jewish studies and Gender at Temple University where she directed the Women’s Studies Program (2009-2011).

She is the author of American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007) and Jews and Feminism: the Ambivalent Search for Home (1997) and 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 in order to take more seriously criminal evidence held in police storage as a repository of memory.

She has had an abiding interest in photography and film, interests reflected in much of her writing. Laura was for many years, the director of Jewish studies at Temple and one of its founders.

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