Speaker Profile Rabbi Dr. Don Seeman

Rabbi Dr. Don Seeman is an Associate Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Religion and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and is also an instructor for both the Wexner Heritage Foundation and the Jewish Learning Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University in 1997, and taught previously at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Don is the author of One People, One Blood: Ethiopian-Israelis and the Return to Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2009), and has published broadly in religion, anthropology, and Jewish studies. His research interests include the anthropology of experience and phenomenology of religion, modern Jewish thought and mysticism, medical anthropology, and the ethnography of contemporary Israel. He recently co-edited special issues of two different journals: "Jewish Mystical Poetics: The Jewish Mystical Text as Literature" in Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, and "Horizons of Experience: Phenomenological and Psychoanaltic Anthropologies in Conversation" in Ethos: Journal of Psychological Anthropology.