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Maria Carson to be one of the Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows

Maria Carson

Maria Carson

April 20, 2017
Maria Carson (PhD Candidate) will be a Humanities Center Dissertation Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. During the next year, she plans to finish her dissertation entitled A Tzaddik Sighs: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Affect, and Nostalgia. This project uses affect theory to discuss how nostalgia permeates the work of rabbi, activist, and scholar Abraham Joshua Heschel. This research reflects her larger interests which lie in the intersections of Jewish theology, Jewish cultural studies, and gender theory. She earned her B.A. in Religious Studies and her B.F.A. in Theatre Management from DePaul University. She has an M.A. in Jewish Thought from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.