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Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Ph.D.

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Dr. Yudit Kornberg Greenberg is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Endowed Chair of Religion and Founding Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Her fields of teaching and research include modern and contemporary Jewish thought, comparative religion, women and religion, and cross-cultural views of love and the body. Dr. Greenberg is the author of Better than Wine: Love, Poetry and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig, the 2 volume Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, nominated for the American Academy of Religion Book award for 2009, and editor of From Spinoza to Levinas: Hermeneutical, Ethical, and Political Issues in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy. She has written numerous articles and essays in modern and contemporary Jewish thought, and in comparative Hinduism and Judaism. Her current projects include Body in Religion: Cross-cultural Perspectives, Bloomsbury Publishers, 2016, and Hindu and Jewish Philosophy and Religion: Comparative Perspectives, Lexington Books, 2016.

Dr. Greenberg lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to love and the body. She has been active at numerous scholarly societies and organizations such as the Association for Jewish Studies, the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, the Franz Rosenzweig International Society, and the American Academy of Religion, where she served as co-chair of the Studies in Judaism Section and the Comparative Study of Judaisms and Hinduisms Group. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and is General Editor of Studies in Judaism Series for Peter Lang Academic Publishers. Dr. Greenberg is a recipient of numerous awards including two Fulbright Scholar Awards; the Cornell distinguished Faculty Award and the Arthur Vining Davis Award from Rollins College, the Templeton Course Prize in Science and Religion, and the Harvard University Pluralism Project grant. She is an annual summer fellow at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem and was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in 2015 at Jindal Global University in India.