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Wednesday

  • 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM Emeritus Hall 1545 Santa Rosa Campus
  • 8:50 PM - 9:30 PM Emeritus Hall 1545 Santa Rosa Campus

Fall 2017

Section 3067 of RELS21
The Hebrew Bible -- : Aug 23 - Dec 13 2017

Summer 2017

Section 8520 of HUMAN8
Comparative Mythology -- : Jun 19 - Jul 26 2017

Spring 2017

Section 7246 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Feb 08 - May 17 2017

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • Rels 21 (Hebrew Bible) W 6:00-8:50
  • Office Hours: W 5:15-5:45 & 8:50-9:30
    • or by appointment

 

Courses Offered:

  • Fall 2017: Religious Studies 21: The Hebrew Bible Course Flyer
  • Summer 2017: Humanities 8: Comparative Mythology Course Flyer
  • Spring 2017: Religious Studies 1: Introduction to Religious Studies Course Flyer 

 

NOTE: 

  • The best way to reach me is by email eschmidt@santarosa.edu
  • Students enrolled in my classes: please email me with preferred names & pronouns if they don't match your enrollment records, so I can use the correct ones at the first class meeting. Sensitive information will be kept confidential. 
  • The ACLU has a page with Know Your Rights information.
  • PhD, Religious Studies (ABD) (with an emphasis in Ancient Mediterranean Studies) University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MTS, Ancient Christianity, Harvard University
  • BA, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Academic Experience: 

  • 2013-present Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College

  • 2012-2013 Adjunct Faculty, California Lutheran University

  • 2010-2011 Teaching Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • 2005-2012 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Courses Taught at SRJC:

  • Introduction to Religious Studies (Religious Studies 1)

  • Hebrew Bible (Religious Studies 21)

  • Early Christian Literature (Religious Studies 22)

  • Comparative Mythology (Humanities 8)

 

Courses taught at other institutions:

  • Introduction to Christianity

  • New Testament & Early Christianity

  • Academic Writing

Preferred pronouns: she/her

I was born and raised in Santa Rosa, where I watched too much Indiana Jones as a kid and went to Catholic high school. I developed an interest in really old things and religion. I think and teach about how people have experienced being human and roles religion plays in the human experience.

I am a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts, holding both Silver and Gold Awards. I performed with the Northern California Renaissance Faire for 10 years (prior to starting graduate school). I like science fiction, historical fiction, crime procedurals, and fantasy (both traditional and urban/paranormal) novels, film, and television.

 

NOTE:

  • The best way to reach me is by email eschmidt@santarosa.edu
  • Students enrolled in my classes: please email me with preferred names & pronouns if they don't match your enrollment records, so I can use the correct ones at the first class meeting. Sensitive information will be kept confidential. 
  • The ACLU has a page with Know Your Rights information.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

  • Religions in the Roman Empire (Greco-Roman Traditions, Christianity, and Judaism)
  • Archaeology of Religion
  • Space & Material Culture
  • Religious Identity
  • Politics of Religion and Empire

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

  • 2014-present Westar Institute
  • 2009-present American Academy of Religion
  • 2009-present Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • 2003-present Society of Biblical Literature

Presentations and Publications: 

PUBLICATIONS

2017  “Secrecy, Stories, and Boundaries” In Fabricating Identities, ed. Russell T. McCutcheon (Sheffield: Equinox, 2017) *at press

2010 “The Flavian Triumph and the Arch of Titus: The Jewish God in Flavian Rome.” UC Santa Barbara: Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group. Permanent link: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/9xw0k5kh

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2014 "Shaping Jerusalem, Shaping Identity: Herod, the Flavians, and the Gospel of Mark." Westar Institute Spring 2014 Meeting: Archaeology: Rewriting Early Christian History, 21 March 2014.

 

2012 "Herod's Edifice Complex." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 18 November, 201

 

2011 "Ritual and Architecture in Flavian Rome: The Shaping of Imperial Image" UCSB Productive Geographies Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Graduate Conference, 29 April 2011

 

2010 "Presence and Absence: Flavian Propaganda and the Destruction of the Jewish Temple." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 23 November 2010

 

2010 "The Flavian Triumph and the Arch of Titus: The Jewish God in Rome." UCSB Ancient Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference: Beyond Borders: Ancient Societies and their Conceptual Frontiers, 16 April 2010

 

2007 "The Res Gestae Divi Augusti as Monument." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 17 November 2007