Natalie B. Dohrmann

Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious StudiesCoeditor, the Jewish Quarterly ReviewAssociate Director, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

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Natalie Dohrmann’s specialization is rabbinic Judaism, with a special interest in ancient Jewish law and its Greco-Roman context. She joined the adjunct faculty at Penn as a member of the Department of Religious Studies. Dohrmann had been an Assistant Professor of Judaism at North Carolina State University, and is currently the Associate Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and a Coeditor of the Jewish Quarterly Review.

Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago, History of Judaism, 1999

M.A. St. John's College, Liberal Arts, 1990

B.A. Princeton University, Religious Studies, 1987

Research Areas
Rabbinic Judaism
Jewish and Roman Law
Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity
Courses Taught

RELS 120: Jewish Civilization I: Jews and Judaism in Antiquity
RELS 129: Re-Writing the Bible: Notions of Canon, Interpretation, and the Bible in Early Judaism
RELS 123: Introduction to Judaism

Selected Publications

Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity. Natalie B Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed, editors. Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange: Comparative Exegesis in Context. Natalie B. Dohrmann and David Stern, editors. Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.