Judith Plaskow

Professor Emerita, Religious Studies


  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • B.A., Clark University
  • Research
    Contemporary Religious Thought with a specialization in feminist theology.
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    Dr. Plaskow has published numerous articles in edited volumes and journals and has co-edited three books and authored four others. She is co-editor of Women and Religion (with Joan Arnold Romero, 1973), Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (with Carol P. Christ, 1979), and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (with Carol P. Christ, 1989) and is author of Sex, Sin and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich (1980), Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (1990), and The Coming of Lilith:  Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003 (2005). Her latest book, Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology (2016) is co-authored with Carol P. Christ.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    Dr. Plaskow has lectured widely on feminist theology in the United States and Europe.  She co-founded The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion with Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza in 1985 and co-edited it for its first ten years and from 2011-2015. She is Past President of the American Academy of Religion.
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    Dr. Plaskow has received Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Hebrew Union College (New York campus) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.