Jewish Studies & Social Justice — Theology and Religious Studies
Rose  Levinson

Rose Levinson

Adjunct Professor

Rose L. Levinson, Ph.D., came to USF in 2009, soon after completing a doctorate focused on Jewish Cultural Studies. She teaches Jews, Judaisms and Jewish Identities, alternating with Israel-Palestine Conflict through Film and Literature. Professor Levinson seeks to engage her students in ongoing critical discussion about such issues as the meaning of religion in contemporary life; the relationship of Judaism to changing realities in post-modern times; and the role of the artist in articulating and healing conflict. Her book, Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction, uses the work of four Israeli novelists to illuminate the complexities of life in today's troubled Israel.