18 2022

Dr. Julia Watts Belser Talk

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Online Event

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The Melvin and Judith Solomon Scholars Series at USC will host Dr. Julia Watts Belser, professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. Her research centers on gender, sexuality, and disability in rabbinic literature. Dr. Belser is the author of Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem (Oxford University Press, 2018) and Power, Ethics, and Ecology: Rabbinic Responses to Drought and Disaster (Cambridge University Press, 2015). In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Belser directs an initiative on disability and climate change, which brings together disability activists, artists, policy makers, and academics to address how disability communities are disproportionally affected by climate disruption. For the Solomon Series, Dr. Belser will present a talk entitled "Reading Jewish Stories in an Age of Climate Change: Grappling with Risk, Reimagining Hope." She will explore rabbinic responses to disaster in relation to contemporary climate change. Here is the Teams link:

Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program, USC