Prof. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, Director of Jewish Studies, and Professor of History at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Title: “Jewish Environmentalism: Faith, Scholarship, and Activism”
Date: 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Location: Taft Center, 1 Edwards, UC Uptown Campus
About the Speaker: A Jewish intellectual historian by training, Tirosh-Samuelson has been deeply involved in the discourse on religion and ecology as the editor of Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed World (2002) and the author of essays on Judaism and environmentalism in peer reviewed journals, edited volumes and reference books, including:Feminist Theology (2005); Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd rev. edition (2005); the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005); Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment (2011); Routledge Companion to Religion and Science (2012); Jewish Thought, Jewish Faith(2012) Blackwell Companion of Religion and Ecology (2015), Keywords in Environmental Studies (2015); and the Routledge Companion of Religion and Ecology (2016). Professor Tirosh-Samuelson is also the author of the award-winning Between Worlds: The Life and Work of Rabbi David ben Judah Messer Leon (1991) and of Happiness in Premodern Judaism: Virtue, Knowledge and Well-Being in Premodern Judaism (2003). She is the editor of; Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (2004); Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life: The Legacy of Hans Jonas (2008); Building Better Humans? Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism (2011), Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema (2012), andJewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century: Personal Reflections(2014). Professor Tirosh-Samuelson is the Editor-in-Chief of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Brill, 2013-), a set of 20 volumes that features outstanding living Jewish thinkers. The first 12 volumes have been published and she is currently working on the final eight volumes. Professor Tirosh-Samuelson is the recipient of several large grants to fund interdisciplinary research on religion, science and technology with a focus on transhumanism. She serves on the editorial board of Zygon: The Journal of Religion and Science and the advisory board of the book series “New Jewish Philosophy and Thought” for Indiana University Press. She referees manuscripts for academic journals, university presses, and public and private foundations in the US and abroad.