Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D. – Albright College

Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D.

Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies


Diploma in Jewish Studies from Oxford University
M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School
Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University

Areas of Expertise

  • Hebrew Bible and New Testament, especially Persian Period literature
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Bible and popular culture
  • Literary theory
  • Judaism and post-Holocaust thought

Areas of Research

  • (Per)mutations of Qohelet: Reading the Body in the Book (Continuum, 2006)
  • Gleaning Ruth: A Biblical Heroine and Her Afterlives (University of South Carolina, 2011)
  • Jesse‚Äôs Lineage: The Legendary Lives of Jesus, David, and Jesse James (Continuum, 2013); co-written with Robert Paul Seesengood
  • The Bible and Posthumanism (Scholars Press, 2014); an edited volume

Courses Taught

  • REL 141 Understanding the Hebrew Bible
  • REL 245 Monsters in the Bible
  • REL 244 Sex, Gender, Bible
  • REL 375 Religious Responses to the Holocaust
  • REL 250 Judaism: Religion and Culture