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Charlotte Fonrobert

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Charlotte Fonrobert

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert specializes in Judaism: talmudic literature and culture. Her interests include gender in Jewish culture; the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity; the discourses of orthodoxy versus heresy; the connection between religion and space; and rabbinic conceptions of Judaism with respect to Greco-Roman culture.

She is the author of Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (2000), which won the Salo Baron Prize for a best first book in Jewish Studies of that year and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Jewish Scholarship. She also co-edited The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature(2007), together with Martin Jaffee (University of Washington).

Currently, she is working on a manuscript entitled Replacing the Nation: Judaism, Diaspora and the Neighborhood. Charlotte is Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Classics and of German Studies.