Dr. G. Spinner

Gregory Spinner
Visiting Assistant Professor

Office:   Ladd 321
Phone:  (518) 580-8406
Email:   gspinner@skidmore.edu  
Curriculum Vitae

Degrees:  Ph.D.   from  The University of Chicago, (2003) 
M.A.  from  The University of Chicago (1988)
B.A.   from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1987)

Teaching and Research Interests: 

"My teaching and research interests fall into 4 categories:" 

a.) History of Religions: Myth, Mysticism, Millennialism, Body Modification, Ritual Studies, Comparative Exegesis;

b.) Jewish Studies: Bible, Midrash, Sacrifice, Temple Symbolism;

c.) Gender Studies:  Religion and Reproductive Technologies, Theories of Sexuality and Gender  

d.) Cultural Studies: Graphic Novels. 

Published Works

1. “Misconceptions: Female Imaginations and Male Fantasies in Parental Imprinting” (with Wendy      Doniger), Daedalus  127:1 (1998), 97-129.

2.  “Suffering, Jewish Concepts of,” in The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (ABC-CLIO, 2007).

3.  “The Use and Abuse of Morphology,” in Religion, Fiction,  and History: Essays in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu (Bucharest: Nemira, 2001), II: 158-189.


Skidmore College · 815 North Broadway · Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
© 2006 Skidmore College