James Adam Redfield


James Redfield studies Talmudic literature and the history of anthropology. His dissertation, “The Sages and the World: Categorizing Culture in Early Rabbinic Law,” analyzes how early rabbis observed their culture and integrated those observations into their legal system, which remains formative for Jewish life today. James has varied interests in the humanities and as a translator (German, French, Yiddish). As of August 2017, he will be Assistant Professor of Biblical & Talmudic Literatures in the Department of Theological Studies at St. Louis University.

M.A., Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley
B.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College