Dr. Yudit Kornberg Greenberg is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Endowed Chair of Religion and Founding Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Her fields of teaching and research include modern and contemporary Jewish thought, comparative religion, women and religion, cross-cultural views of love and the body, and gender, sexuality, and religion. Dr. Greenberg is the author of Better than Wine: Love, Poetry and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig, the 2 volume Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, nominated for the American Academy of Religion Book award for 2009, and editor of From Spinoza to Levinas: Hermeneutical, Ethical, and Political Issues in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy. She has written numerous articles and essays in modern and contemporary Jewish thought, and in comparative Hindu and Jewish philosophy and religion. Her recent books include The Body in Religion: Crosscultural Perspectives, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, and Dharma and Halacha: Comparative Studies in Hindu-Jewish Philosophy and Religion, Lexington Books, 2018.
Dr. Greenberg lectures nationally and internationally on philosophical topics related to love, body, and gender. She has been active in numerous scholarly societies and organizations such as the American Academy of Religion, where she served as co-chair of the Studies in Judaism Section and the Comparative Study of Judaisms and Hinduisms Group, the Association for Jewish Studies, the Parliament of the Worlds’ Religions, and the International Comparative Literature Association. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and is General Editor of Studies in Judaism Series for Peter Lang Academic Publishers. Dr. Greenberg is a recipient of numerous awards including three Fulbright Scholar Awards; the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award, the Arthur Vining Davis Award, and the Presidential Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion from Rollins College; the Templeton Course Prize in Science and Religion, and the Harvard University Pluralism Project Grant. She was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in 2015 in India, and a Visiting Research Fellow in 2017 at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the Summer of 2018, she was a Research Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften der Goethe-Universität, and starting in January 2019, she will be a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar at the University of Mumbai in India.