Laura Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies, and Gender at Temple University where she has chaired the Religion Department and directed both the Jewish Studies and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Programs.

Levitt is the author The Objects that Remain (Penn State University Press, November 2020); American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust (2007); and Jews and Feminism: The Ambivalent Search for Home (1997). With Laurence Silberstein and Shelley Hornstein, she edited Impossible Images: Contemporary Art After the Holocaust (2003), and with Miriam Peskowitz she edited Judaism Since Gender (1997). Laura Levitt edits NYU Press’s North American Religions Series with Tracy Fessenden (Arizona State University) and David Harrington Watt (Haverford College)  https://nyupress.org/search-results/?series=north-american-religions

She currently chairs the Committee on Sexual Misconduct for the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and led the task force that created and implemented this learned society’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

Janet Jakobsen & Laura Levitt

Levitt is working on a series of new projects that consider the reliquary desires that inform contemporary acts of commemoration while putting together a collection of essays whose working title is I and You: Jewish Feminist Writing.