Cara Rock-Singer

Cara received her B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton (2009) and M.St. in Theology with a focus on Religion and Science from Oxford (2010) before coming to Columbia. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the North American Religions subfield. Her research and teaching center on the relationship among gender, Judaism and science in the contemporary United States. Her dissertation, “Prophetesses of the Body: American Jewish Feminism and The Politics of Embodied Knowledge,” traces how women’s bodies engage structures of power and produce opportunities for change within American Jewish communal life. Melding institutional archives, ethnographic observation, and Jewish texts, the project casts light not only on contemporary American Jewry, but also on the negotiations among religion, science and secularism in contemporary America. For more information, you can visit