Phone: 898-5822 Office: 226 Cohen Hall E-mail: Webpage: http://www.annettereed.com/
Annette Yoshiko Reed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. After graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S. 1999) and Princeton University (M.A. 2001; Ph.D. 2002), she taught in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. She joined the Penn faculty in 2007.
Prof. Reed's research spans Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish/Christian relations in Late Antiquity. Particular areas of interest are angelology and demonology; the redeployment of Second Temple Jewish traditions in late antique Judaism and Christianity; and the parallels and overlaps between Jewish and Christian self-definition in Late Antiquity. In much of her work, these issues are addressed through a focus on biblical interpretation -- broadly construed to include the composition and reception of parabiblical literature, the transmission and translation of biblical texts, the formation of canons, and the creation of historiographical systems based on biblical narratives.
Her publications include Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge UP 2005), Heavenly Realms and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions (ed. with Ra'anan S. Boustan; Cambridge UP, 2004), and The Ways that Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (ed. with Adam H. Becker; Mohr Siebeck, 2003; repr.ed. Fortress, 2007). She is also one of the co-chairs, with Zuleika Rodgers, of the Society of Biblical Literature's Hellenistic Judaism Section and a member of the Editorial Board of the book series Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism (Mohr Siebeck). She is currently working on a book on "Jewish-Christianity" and the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies.
RELS-411: Angels and Demons in the Greco-Roman World