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The Soul of a Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective
January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
A virtual event presented by Dr. Joy Ladin
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ABOUT THIS EVENT: Reading some of the best-known Torah stories through the lens of transgender experience, Joy Ladin will explore fundamental questions about how religious texts, traditions, and the understanding of God can be enriched by transgender perspectives, and how the Torah and trans lives can illuminate one another.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dr. Joy Ladin is a professor of English and holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern. She received her PhD at Princeton, MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is interested in creative writing, expository writing, creative non-fiction, American poetry, gender studies and Jewish studies.
Dr. Ladin was awarded a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Non-Fiction Fellowship and a 2016 Hadassah Brandeis Research Fellwoship. She was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Award. She has twice been honored with Forward Fives awards, has received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.