Please join UNC Charlotte's Religious Studies Department in welcoming Sarah Imhoff for the 19th annual Alice Tate lecture!
For more details, please refer to the information below:
Sarah Imhoff to give the 2018 Alice Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies on October 18, 2018.
Sarah Imhoff is Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department and Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington. She is the author of Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism.
“Jessie Sampter, Zionist ‘Cripple’: One Woman’s Story and How It Might Change the Way We See Religion and Disability”
Jessie Sampter (1883-1938) was born to a wealthy Jewish family, but moved to Palestine while much of it was still “a malarial swamp,” in the words of her Zionist friend. A single woman who suffered polio as a child, Sampter was quite the unlikely pioneer. Neither a sinner nor a saint—two dominant images of people with disabilities—Sampter drew on her embodied perspective to see Judaism and Zionism differently.
Where: Rowe Hall, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018