Elizabeth Castelli

Elizabeth A. Castelli, professor of Religion at Barnard College (A.B., Brown University, 1979; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1987), teaches courses on early Christianity, the religions of the ancient Mediterranean, and theory and method in the Religion Department as well as courses in feminist theory in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Barnard. She is the author of Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making (Columbia UP, 2004), Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991) and, as a member of the Bible and Culture Collective, The Postmodern Bible (Yale UP, 1995). She has edited and coedited several books and special issues of journals: Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence (with Janet R. Jakobsen; Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Reverberations: On Violence, an issue of the Scholar and Feminist Online (2004; www.barnard.edu/sfonline/reverb); Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader (with Rosamond C. Rodman; Palgrave, 2001);and Sexuality in Late Antiquity, a special issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality (guest edited with Daniel Boyarin; U of Texas P, 2001), among others. She is the founding editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, published by Equinox (UK). She serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she was a Senior Research Scholar in 2003-2004. Her current research focuses on the afterlives of biblical and early Christian texts, and her translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's San Paolo, a never-produced script for a film about Saint Paul, is forthcoming from Verso (UK). She is also working on a book of essays about confession.