Professor of Religion and Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College
Elizabeth A. Castelli is Professor of Religion and Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women at Barnard College. She is a cultural historian of late ancient Christianity and a translator. She is the author of Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making and Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power; co-author, as a member of the Bible and Culture Collective, of The Postmodern Bible; and editor of Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader; Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence (with Janet Jakobsen); Reimagining Christian Origins (with Hal Taussig); and special issues of the Journal of the History of Sexuality, differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, and Scholar and Feminist Online. She is the translator of the authorized English translation of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Saint Paul. She is on the board of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and the advisory board of the Center for Religion and Media at NYU. She is a collective member and volunteer at Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria, a volunteer-run and multi-lingual community bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights.