Dr. Emma Polyakov conducts research on religious pluralism and intercultural relations, and teaches the interdisciplinary study of religion at Merrimack College. She is the author of three books—The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel
(Penn State University Press, 2020); Remembering the Future: The Experience of Time in Jewish and Christian Liturgy
(Liturgical Press, 2015); and the edited volume Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Interreligious Hermeneutics: Ways of Seeing the Religious Other
(Brill-Rodopi, 2018). Dr. Polyakov is currently working on completing two more books exploring religious perspectives on Jerusalem: The Idea of the Holy Land: Myth, Memory, and Imagination
, which explores the idea of the Holy Land in the religious imagination, and an edited volume entitled Jerusalem in Memory and Eschatology: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Visions of the Past and Future of Jerusalem
Dr. Polyakov will speak about her latest book, The Nun in the Synagogue: Lives on the Border.
Made possible by the Andrea ’79 and Ken Robertson Writers House Innovation Fund.
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