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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Biography 

 

Rachel Feldman is a Franklin and Marshall alum (2009) who is thrilled to return to F&M as faculty.  Rachel received her Masters from the New School for Social Research (2012) and her Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Davis (2018).  She specializes in the anthropology of religion with a focus on Judaic Studies, Gender Studies, and the Middle East. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the "The Third Temple Movement," a biblical revival movement based in Jerusalem, and is currently researching the globalization of this messianic movement around the world as well as conducting ethnographic research with "Bnei Noah" (Children of Noah) communities in North America, Israel, and the Philippines. 

In Fall 2018, Rachel will be teaching "Introduction to Religious Studies" and "Gender and Religion."