Mika Ahuvia2018-11-05T10:58:49+00:00

Mika Ahuvia

Project Description

Black-and-white portrait of Professor Ahuvia delivering a lecture at a podium, smiling, wearing a blazer

Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Ph.D. Princeton University (2014)

Contact Information:
E-mail: mahuvia@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-0891
Office: Thomson 224
Office Hours: Change quarterly, contact for appointment
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Faculty Profile

Mika Ahuvia was born in Kibbutz Beit Hashita in northern Israel. She researches the formative history of Jewish and Christian communities in the ancient Mediterranean world. Specializing in Late Antique Jewish history, she works with rabbinic sources, liturgical poetry, magical texts, early mystical literature, and archaeological evidence. Her forthcoming book investigates conceptions of angels in foundational Jewish texts and ritual sources. She uncovers how angels made their way into the practices and worldview of ancient Jews and makes sense of why angels continue to play such an important role within and outside of institutional religious settings. She teaches courses in Jewish Studies, Comparative Religion, and Global Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Public Scholarship