Celia E. Rothenberg
Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition
Department of Religious Studies
Area(s) of Interest:
My research interests lie at the juncture of the anthropology of religion and gender. I am interested in religion as it is practiced, lived, challenged, and affirmed, particularly among Jews and Muslims.
I have focused on participants in a Jewish summer camp; the Jewish Renewal Movement; the Palestinian diaspora in Toronto; and the Palestinian village of Artas in the West Bank.
PhD, Toronto, 1998
IN JEWISH STUDIES
2016 Serious Fun at a Jewish Community Summer Camp: Family, Judaism, and Israel. New York: Lexington Press, A division of The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
2008 New Age Judaism. Celia Rothenberg and Anne Vallely, editors. London: Vallentine Mitchell Press.
2013 American Metaphysical Judaism: Rabbi and Shaman Gershon Winkler. Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. 17(2): 24-39.
2006 New Age Jews: Jewish Shamanism and Jewish Yoga. Jewish Culture and History 8(3): 1-20.
2006 Jewish Yoga: Experiencing Flexible, Sacred, and Jewish Bodies. Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 10(2): 59-76.
2006 Hebrew Healing: Jewish Authenticity and Religious Healing in Canada. Journal of Contemporary Religion 21(2): 163-182.
IN ISLAMIC STUDIES
2016 On Doing Fieldwork in Palestine: Advice, Fieldnotes, and Other Thoughts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2004 Spirits of Palestine: Gender, Society, and Stories of the Jinn. New York: Lexington Press, A division of The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.
2011 Islam on the Internet: The Jinn and the Objectification of Islam. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 23(3): 358-371.
2010 Willful Overlooking: Stories from the Islamic Diaspora and the Palestinian West Bank. Anthropology and Humanism 35(1): 101-111.
2000 Gibb, Camilla and Celia Rothenberg. Believing Women: Harari and Palestinian Women at Home and in the Canadian Diaspora. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 20(2): 243-259.
2000 Ties that Bind: Gulf Palestinians in Toronto. Communal/Plural: A Journal of Transnational Studies 8(2): 237-255.
1999 Proximity and Distance: Palestinian Women’s Social Lives in Diaspora. Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 8(1): 23-50.
1999 Diversity and Community: Palestinian Women in Toronto. Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme19(3): 75-79.
1999 Understanding Ghada: The Multiple Meanings of an Attempted Stabbing. Middle East Report (MERIP) 210: 10-12.
1998-99 A Review of the Anthropological Literature in English on the Palestinian Hamula and the Status of Women. The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies II: 24-48.