Mellon Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies
148 Buttrick Hall
B.A.: Religion, Oberlin College, 2008
M.A: Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2012
Ph.D: Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2017
Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi is the Mellon Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her book project examines the moral and textual implications of treating sex as one species of social interaction among many, and uses sex as a way to think of risk as a moral category. She teaches courses on Jewish sexual ethics, Jewish bodies and bioethics, purity in the Abrahamic traditions, argumentation in Jewish traditions, and comparative religious environmental ethics. In her copious free time, she enjoys cooking unnecessarily complicated meals and sharpening her overly large collection of kitchen knives.