About Mika Ahuvia

Prof. Mika Ahuvia is the Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and the Assistant Professor of Classical Judaism in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. She was born in Kibbutz Beit Hashita in northern Israel and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prof. Ahuvia researches the formative history of Jewish and Christian communities in the ancient Mediterranean. Specializing in Late Antique Jewish history, she works with Rabbinic sources, liturgical poetry, magical texts, early mystical literature, and archaeological evidence.