Judith R. Baskin
Judith R. Baskin (born 1950) is a religious studies scholar at the University of Oregon in the United States. She is Associate Dean for Humanities, Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, and the Philip H. Knight Professor of Humanities. She held positions at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Yale University, and State University of New York at Albany, prior to accepting a faculty position at the University of Oregon in 2000. She was appointed Associate Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences in July, 2009.
|Judith Reesa Baskin|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Title||Philip H. Knight Professor of Humanities
Associate Dean for Humainties
Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
|Spouse(s)||Warren Stuart Ginsberg|
|Awards||2010 National Jewish Book Award for Anthologies and Collections|
|Education||Antioch College, Yale University|
|Thesis||Reflections of Attitudes towards the Gentiles in Jewish and Christian Exegesis of Jethro, Balaam, and Job (1976)|
|Institutions||University of Oregon
University at Albany, SUNY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|Main interests||Jewish women; Jewish history, religion and culture|
Early life and educationEdit
She earned a baccalaureate degree in 1971 from Antioch College, including a year abroad at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yale University awarded her a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medieval Studies in 1976.
From 1976–1988 Baskin taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1991, early in her academic career, she wrote she saw her work adding to "general knowledge of the diversity and richness of Jewish women's pasts".
From 1988–2000 she taught at the University at Albany, SUNY, and served as Chair of the Department of Judaic Studies. Baskin has been at the University of Oregon since 2000 as Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and Philip H. Knight Professor of Humanities, and in July 2009 she was named Associate Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Baskin has written and edited books on topics in Jewish history and culture:
- Pharaoh's Counsellors: Job, Jethro and Balaam in Rabbinic and Patristic Tradition (1983)
- Midrashic Women: Formations of the Feminine in Rabbinic Literature (2002)
- Editor, Jewish Women in Historical Perspective (1991, 1998)
- Editor, Women of the Word: Jewish Women and Jewish Writing (1994)
- Editor, The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture (2011)
- Co-editor with Shelly Tenenbaum, Gender and Jewish Studies: A Curriculum Guide (1994)
- Co-editor with Kenneth Seeskin, The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture (2010), 2010 National Jewish Book Award winner, first place in anthologies and collections
Selected honors and awardsEdit
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles campus, awarded Baskin a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, in 2012. The citation noted, "An academic leader, prize-winning teacher and prolific author, Dr. Baskin has taken a scholarly approach to the place of Jewish women in historical perspective."
Baskin's record of scholarship and research has earned other honors:
- 1971–76, Danforth Foundation Fellow
- 1971, Woodrow Wilson Fellow (Honorary)
- 1980, American Council of Learned Societies: Semester Research Grant for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D.
- 1993, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, SUNY system
- 1995, Collins Fellow (awarded for Outstanding Service, University at Albany)
- 2002–present, Philip H. Knight Professor of Humanities, University of Oregon
- 2010, National Jewish Book Award, co-editor with Kenneth Seeskin, The Cambridge Survey of Jewish History, Religion, and Culture
- "Former Graduate Students - Medieval Studies". medieval.yale.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- "Who's Who of American Women". ancestry.com. New Providence, NJ: Marquis(TM). 1999. Retrieved 2016-08-26. (Subscription required (. ))
- Arnold, Steve (April 2008). "Temple Anshe Sholom honours Rabbi Baskin" (PDF). Hamilton Jewish News. 22:3. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
Baskin actually took up his first post, in Denver, Colorado, before he officially graduated.One outcome of that experience was his marriage to Marjorie Shatz (1927-2005)...Baskin's daughter Judith, a distinguished professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oregon, calls him a man who is honoured because he honours others.
- "Curriculum Vitae, Judith R. Baskin" (PDF). University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
- Ginsberg, Warren (June 2008). "Beowulf without Footnotes: Senior Medievalist, James Earl, to Retire - Remarks by Warren Ginsberg" (PDF). English.uoregon.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
...when it started to seem possible my wife Judith Baskin (Professor of Judaic Studies) and I might come here, I got his book.
- Ginsberg, Warren (1999). Dante's Aesthetics of Being. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press. pp. xi. ISBN 0472109715 – via Google Books.
- "December: Judith - Some Highlighted Judiths - Jewish Women's Archive". jwa.org. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- "New York scholar heads Judaic studies program". The Daily Emerald. 2000-09-29. Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-03-27 – via Daily Emerald Archives.
- "Judith Baskin - Department of Religious Studies". University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religion. 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
- "Judith R. Baskin". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
- Sher, Cindy. "JUF News : Northwestern Professor Kenneth Seeskin wins National Jewish Book Award". Retrieved 2016-03-26.
- "Association for Jewish Studies - Jewish Virtual Library". www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
- "Judith R. Baskin Receives Honorary Degree at HUC-JIR Graduation - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion". huc.edu. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
- "NJBA Winners". www.jewishbookcouncil.org. Retrieved 2016-05-31.