Natalie Dohrmann

Natalie Dohrmann

Associate Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; Coeditor of the Jewish Quarterly ReviewAdjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies


The Katz Center, 420 Walnut Street

Natalie Dohrmann's specialization is rabbinic Judaism, with a special interest in early rabbinic law and its Roman context. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and is currently the Associate Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, as well as the coeditor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. Her publications include coedited volumes on Jews and imperialism in the Roman east (i.e., Legal Engagement: The Reception of Roman Tribunals and Law by Jews and Other Provincials of the Roman Empire [Rome 2021], and Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity [Penn 2013]). Her most recent articles (forthcoming) include: “Roman War and Provincial Sovereigntism,” in Unrest in the Roman Empire: A Discursive History; and “Problematizing the Midrashic Book in an Imperial Landscape,” in Jewish Culture and Creativity.

Courses Taught
  • RELS 120: Jewish Civilization I: Jews and Judaism in Antiquity
  • RELS 129: Re-Writing the Bible: Notions of Canon, Interpretation, and the Bible in Early Judaism
  • RELS 123: Introduction to Judaism
  • ANCH 3203 Power and Peril: The Paradox of Monarchy among Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Jews