Michael L. Satlow

Michael L. Satlow

Fellow: Awarded 2007
Field of Study: Religion

Competition: US & Canada

Brown University

Michael L. Satlow received his Ph.D. in Ancient Judaism from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1993 and is now professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University. His research focuses on the social and religious history of Jews and Judaism in antiquity, but he has also written more broadly on Jews and Judaism as well as on issues of method and theory in the study of religion.

He has authored Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice (Columbia UP, 2006); Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (Princeton UP, 2001); and Tasting the Dish: Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality (Brown Judaic Studies, 1995). He was also a co-editor of Religion and the Self in Antiquity (Indiana UP, 2005). His current projects include a study of Jewish popular piety in late antiquity; a podcast series on early Jewish history (msatlow.blogspot.com); an online collection of ancient inscriptions from Israel/Palestine (www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions); and a study of the printed Jewish calendar in early America.

Professor Satlow is an editor of the Brown Judaic Studies book series and is on the boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Henoch. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, he has received a fellowship from the ACLS and other honors.


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