Annette Yoshiko Reed – 2022 Sondra & Howard Bender Visiting Scholar

 The Beginning of Jewish Demonology: 2022 Bender Visiting Scholar

Annette Yoshiko Reed

Annette Yoshiko Reed is currently a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Her research spans ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and their reception in the intertwined histories of Jews and Christians. Among her books are Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (2005), Jewish-Christiainity and the History of Judaism (2018), and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (2020). She is currently working on a book on forgetting.  

In 2012, the Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholars Endowed Fund was established to help bring leading scholars in Jewish culture, history, language and religion to CU campuses to further the curricular goals of CU’s Program in Jewish Studies.  Attending lectures by leading scholars in this growing field provides students with the opportunity to learn from a broad range of academics.  In addition, visiting lecturers create a unique opportunity for the Program in Jewish Studies and CU to engage both students and the local community.  Public lectures catalyze discussions that include participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, enhancing students’ ability to think about issues beyond the walls of the classroom.