Naomi Janowitz

Naomi Janowitz

Position Title
Professor of Religious Studies

924 Sproul Hall

Education and Degree(s):

  • B.A. (with Honors), Brown University, Religious Studies
  • M.A., Divinity School, University of Chicago, History of Religions
  • Ph.D., Department of Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago

Research Interest(s):

  • Religions of Late Antiquity
  • Methods for the Study of Religion
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches to Religion


Publications Website

Phi Beta Kappa, President of the UCD Kappa Chapter

Graduate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis


Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chapter, Rhode Island

Fulbright Fellowship for research in Israel (1985-6)

American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D. (1987-88)

Outstanding Academic Book Award for Icons of Power from Library/Choice Journal, 2002

Committee on Special Research and Training (CORST) Essay Prize awarded by the American Pschoanalytic Association for article "Lusting for Death: Some Unconscious Fantasies in an Ancient Jewish Martrydom Text" 2004

Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award  2005


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