Dr. Leveen received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Robert Alter. Dr. Leveen is a trained psychotherapist and practiced for 17 years in both Israel and the United States before getting her doctorate in biblical studies.
Dr. Leveen first joined the faculty of HUC-JIR in Los Angeles in 2000. After a brief stint teaching at Stanford University Dr. Leveen rejoined the faculty of HUC-JIR on the New York Campus in 2007.
She has been published in Prooftexts, The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament,the Harvard Theological Review, Torah: A Women's Commentary, Women Remaking American Judaism, Making a Difference, and Torah in the Book of Numbers. Her book, Memory and Tradition in the Book of Numbers was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. She is currently at work on a project analyzing the role of the Stranger in Biblical Narrative.
Dr. Leveen is married to Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
“’Lo we perish’: A Reading of Numbers 17: 27-20: 29” in Torah in the Book of Numbers, eds. Christian Frevel, Thomas Pola, Aaron Schart, Mohr Siebeck November, 2013
“’Where were you when I founded the earth?’ Poetic subversions of a human centered world in Job” in Making A Difference, eds. David Clines, Kent Richards, Jacob Wright, Sheffield Phoenix Press November, 2012
“Returning the Body to its Place: Ezekiel’s Tour of the Temple” in Harvard Theological Review, October, 2012
“Inside and Out: Jethro, The Midianites and a Biblical Conception of the Outsider” in JSOT, Vol 34.4 (2010): 395-417
Book Review of In Scripture by Lori Lefkovitz, Fall, 2010 AJS Review
“Storytelling in the Bible” in The Jewish Bible, JPS Guide, eds. Shalom Paul, Fred Greenspahn, Ziony Zevit, The Jewish Publication Society, 2008
“A Tent of One’s Own: Feminist biblical scholarship, a popular novel and the fate of the biblical text” in Remaking American Judaism, ed. Riv-Ellen Prell, Wayne University Press, 2007
Central Commentaries, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, Reform Judaism, URJ Press, December 2007
“’Call Me Bitterness”’: Individual Responses to Despair” in Healing and the Jewish Imagination, ed. William Cutter, Jewish Lights, 2007
“Reading the Seams” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Volume 29.3, March 2005
“Variations on a Theme: Differing Conceptions of Memory in the Book of Numbers” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 27.2 (2002) 201-221.
“Falling in the Wilderness: Death Reports in the Book of Numbers” PROOFTEXTS, 22.3 (2002)
"Memory and Reflection: Jacob's Story" JAGNES, Vol. 5, No. 2, Berkeley: 1995
The Lord Has A Taste for Clowning Selected Poems by Stanley Chyet, Edited by Adriane Leveen, Yaffa Weisman Skirball Cultural Center, 2003 1st place in the Poetry Category, Independent Publisher Magazine, 2004