Rivka Ulmer (Dr. Phil., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main) is Professor of Jewish Studies and department chair.
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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies, 2002-07, Professor Ulmer teaches a wide range of Jewish studies courses at Bucknell University and coordinates the Minor in Jewish Studies.
Her research focuses upon rabbinic literature (Midrash, Talmud, and Responsa) and medieval Hebrew manuscripts using semiotic, linguistic, and cultural theory methods.
Ulmer’s 18th book publication is entitled Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash; she also published Pesiqta Rabbati, a 3-volume text edition. She is chair of the Midrash section of the SBL and chair of Judaica of the International Society of Biblical Literature.