HUC-JIR is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristi Garroway will be joining the faculty at HUC-JIR's Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles as Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible, as of July 1, 2011.
Dr. Garroway received her Ph.D. from HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in 2009, on the topic "The Not-Yet-Adult: The Construction of “Child” in the Ancient Near East: Towards an Understanding of the Legal and Social Status of Children in Biblical Israel and Surrounding Cultures.” Dr. Garroway’s scholarship and teaching interests include Biblical Israel and ancient Near Eastern cultures, archeological and anthropological theory, and gender and minority studies. Dr. Garroway will be teaching for the School of Rabbinical Studies and the Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judaic Studies.
Dr. Josh Holo, Dean and Associate Professor of Jewish History at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles Jack H. Skirball Campus, said, "Dr. Garroway brings a unique set of skills and interests to our Bible curriculum in HUC-JIR/Los Angeles’s School of Rabbinical Studies and Louchheim School. She knows the programs well, having already successfully taught in both, and her approach to Bible incorporates the fullness of our contemporary grasp of Biblical civilization—not only literary and religious but also archeological. Her scholarship on the status of children in the Bible represents the best of the Reform Judaism’s combination of critical analysis and committed engagement with our heritage, modeling that richness for our students."