PHD, Yale University
MPHIL, Yale University
BA, Clark University
Contemporary Religious Thought with a specialization in feminist theology.
Dr. Plaskow has lectured widely on feminist theology in the United States and Europe. She co-founded The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion with Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza in 1985, co-edited it for its first ten years, and is currently co-editor with Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre. She is Past President of the American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Plaskow is the author three books, Sex, Sin and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich (1980), Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (1990), and The Coming of Lilth: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003 (2005). She has also co-edited three other volumes: Women and Religion (with Joan Arnold Romero, 1973), Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (with Carol P. Christ, 1979), and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (with Carol P. Christ, 1989). She has published numerous articles in edited volumes and journals. She and Carol Christ are currently working on a book on God After Feminism.
Dr. Plaskow has received Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Hebrew Union College (New York campus) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
A long-time member of the American Aademy of Religion, Dr. Plaskow has served several terms on its Board of Directors. She served in the Presidential line from 1996-2000. Most recently, she is chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession.