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Rothenberg Celia E., Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies

Celia E. Rothenberg

Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Research Interests

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.

Education

PhD, Toronto, 1998

Teaching

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

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.