Irena Makarushka is presently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.
She previously served as Associate Professor Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Bowdoin College. There she taught courses in philosophy of religion; western religious thought; and religion and culture, including film and the visual arts.
In 1986, she received her Ph. D. in Philosophy of religion from Boston University.
Her publications include: Religious
Imagination and Language in Emerson and Nietzsche and
over a dozen articles in collections of essays and
professional journals on subjects including philosophy of
religion and feminist interpretations of literature, art
and film. Currently, she is working on two projects: Choosing
Life: Women in the Films of Jane Campion; and a book
on nineteenth-century feminist interpretations of the
Bible, including those of Sarah Grimke and Elizabeth Cady
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