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Tuesday

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Emeritus Hall 1545 Santa Rosa Campus

Wednesday

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Emeritus Hall 1545 Santa Rosa Campus

Spring 2019

Section 5453 of RELS1
Introduction to Religious Studies -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019

Fall 2018

Section 0961 of RELS2
Comparative Religions -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2018

Section 0987 of HUMAN8
Comparative Mythology -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2018

Spring 2019 Course

  • TTh 9:00-10:20 Religious Studies (Introduction to Religious Studies) section #5453 Course Flyer

Fall 2018 Courses

  • MW 9:00-10:20 Religious Studies 2 (Comparative Religions)
  • TTh 9:00-10:20 Humanities 8 (Comparative Mythology)

Fall 2018 Office Hours

  • T 10:30-11:30
  • W 10:30-11:30
  • Or by appointment

Courses Offered at SRJC:

  • Spring 2019: Religious Studies 1: Introduction to Religious Studies Course Flyer
  • Fall 2018: Religious Studies 2: Comparative Religions Course Flyer
  • Fal 2018: Humanities 8: Comparative Mythology Course Flyer
  • Spring 2018: Humanities 8: Comparative Mythology Course Flyer
  • Fall 2017: Religious Studies 21: The Hebrew Bible Course Flyer

NOTE: 

  • The best way to reach me is by email eschmidt@santarosa.edu 
  • Students of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities/presentation, immigration status, and abilities/disabilites are welcome in my classes.
  • Students enrolled in my classes: please email me with the name you go by & pronouns you use, 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, New Testament & Early 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)
  • Comparative Religions (Religious Studies 2)
  • 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

Pronouns: she/her

Students of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities/presentation, immigration status, and abilities/disabilities are welcome in my classes.

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 the name you go by & pronouns you use 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), 89-94

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