Ariella M. Radwin

aradwin@ucla.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.              University of California, Los Angeles

                        Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

                        Degree expected Spring 2007

 

                        Adultery and the Marriage Metaphor: Rabbinic Readings of Sotah

                        Carol Bakhos (chair), Aryeh Cohen, William Schniedewind

 

                        Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2002-2007

 

M.A.               University of California, Los Angeles

                        Winter, 2004

 

M.A.R.S.        University of Judaism

                        Masters of Arts in Rabbinic Studies, Spring 2002

 

B.A.                Stanford University

                        Department of Philosophy, Spring 1997

                        Coursework at Brown University, 1994-1996

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Instructor, San Francisco State University, Spring 2005

Course JS425: Judaism Religion and Text

Developed and taught an introductory course in Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud.

 

Teaching Fellow, UCLA, Winter 2004

Course JS10: Origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Strengthened student writing skills with targeted assignments, taught discussion sections.

Overall Evaluation by students: 8.9/10

 

Teaching Assistant, UCLA, Fall 2003

Course NEL50B: Social, Cultural and Religious Institutions of Judaism

Developed assignments, prepared and graded exams, taught discussion sections.

Overall Evaluation by students: 8.9/10

 

Teaching Assistant, Hebrew Union College, Fall 2003

Helped students prepare texts for classroom discussion, developed guest lecture.

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Conversational: Hebrew, French

Reading Proficiency: German, Aramaic, Latin, Greek

Basic: Spanish, Pahlavi (middle Iranian)

 

CONFERENCES CONVENED

 

“Turning it Over Again and Again: Reading Jewish Texts,” graduate student conference

Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA, February 13-14, 2005

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

“The Character of the Robber,” presented at “Admit the Outlaw: Legitimation and its

Discontents in the Ancient Mediterranean,” University of Southern California,

February 2004

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

“Understanding Kabbalah” in JS10 (Introduction to Judaism), Fall 2004

“Rabbinic Judaism” in NEL50B (Origins of Judaism, Christianity, Islam), Winter 2004

“Rabbinic Literature” in Iranian 180B (Iranian Civilization), Winter 2003

 “Jewish Holidays” in JS10 (Introduction to Judaism), Fall 2003

“Massekhet Beitzah 9a-b” (Introductory Talmud) at Hebrew Union College, Fall 2003

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Society for Biblical Literature

The Association for Jewish Studies

 

REFERENCES

 

Upon Request