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Journal of the History of Sexuality 10.3&4 (2001) 611-612

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Daniel Boyarin is Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are in Talmudic culture, rabbinic literature, and Judaism and early Christianity. His most recent publications include Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), Galatians and Gender Trouble: Primal Androgyny and the First-Century Origins of a Feminist Dilemma (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), Unheroic Conduct: the Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), and Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).

David Brakke is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, where he teaches New Testament and early Christian history. His research interests include asceticism, biblical interpretation, and late ancient Egypt. He is the author of Athanasius and Asceticism (1995; repr. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) and co-editor with Charles A. Bobertz of Reading in Christian Communities: Essays on Interpretation in the Early Church (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming in 2002). He is currently working on a book-length study of demons in early Christian monasticism.

Virginia Burrus is Associate Professor of Early Church History at Drew University. Her teaching and research interests include gender, sexuality, and the body in early Christianity; martyrdom and asceticism; and the constructions of orthodoxy and heresy. She is the author of Chastity as Autonomy: Women in Stories of Apocryphal Acts (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1987), The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), and "Begotten, Not Made": Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000). She is currently working on a book on saints' lives and sexuality.

Elizabeth A. Castelli is Assistant Professor of Religion at Barnard College. She is interested in asceticism and martyrdom in early Christianity and feminist studies in religion. Her publications include The Postmodern Bible (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995), Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader (London: Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2001), and, in progress, Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture-Making.

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. Her research and teaching interests include rabbinic literature and culture; the interrelated development of Christianity and Judaism; and gender and religion. Her book, Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000), won the Salo Wittmayer Baron Prize for the best first book in Jewish studies for the year 2000. She is currently working on two projects: rabbinic conceptions of space in relation to Jewish identity, and rabbinic and Christian representations of the passions.

David Frankfurter is Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of New Hampshire. He specializes in apocalyptic literature, ritual performance, Christianization, and popular religion in the Greco-Roman and late antique worlds. In addition to numerous articles on the literature and procedures of "magic," he is the author of Elijah in Upper Egypt (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993) and Religion in Roman Egypt: Assimilation and Resistance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998) and the editor of Pilgrimage and Holy Space in Late Antique Egypt (Leiden: Brill, 1998).

Jill Gorman is completing her Ph.D. at Temple University. Her thesis examines the constructions of sexuality and gender in early Christian literature. Two essays will be appearing soon: "Sexual Defense by Proxy: Interpreting Women's Fasting in the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena," in The Feminist Companion to Early Christian Literature, and "Paula's 'Detestable Tears': The Grieving Mother as Disruptive Image in Jerome's Letter 39," in From Laughter to Lament: Women's Performance of Emotion in Medieval Culture.

Dina Stein, who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is Assistant Professor of Midrash and Folklore at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has published articles on folklore and the hermeneutics of the Midrash and has a book forthcoming from Magnes Press titled Maxims, Magic, Myth: A Folkloristic Perspective...


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