Samuelson, Hava

Hava Samuelson


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Dr. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is a Professor of History at Arizona State University in Tempe AZ. She writes on Jewish intellectual history with a focus on philosophy and mysticism in premodern Judaism, the interaction between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle Ages, feminist philosophy, Judaism and ecology, bioethics, and religion and science. Through her interdisciplinary research, she seeks to create bridges between intellectual disciplines, religious traditions, religious and secular outlooks, and gendered perspectives. She is especially committed to understanding the complimentary relationship between science and religion from an historical perspective. Born in Kibbutz Afikim, Israel, Prof. Tirosh-Samuelson holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from SUNY in Stony Brook (1974).and a Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1978). Prior to joining the faculty of Arizona State University, she taught at Indiana University (1991-1999), Emory University in Atlanta (1988-1991), Columbia University (1982-1988), and Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion (1980-1982). In 1997 she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2006 she was a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College of Oxford University and Visiting Scholar of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Judaic Studies in Oxford. In 2005 Prof. Tirosh-Samuelson and her team at ASU received a large grant ($ 500,000) for the Templeton Research Lectures for Constructive Relations of Science and Religion (2006-2009) for a project titled, モFacing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, and Technology.ヤ The grant will sponsor public lectures, workshops, symposia, and book publications.