Joanna Homrighausen

Joanna Homrighausen studies the intersection of sacred text, lettering arts, and scribal craft. A Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Religion (Hebrew Bible) at Duke University, she also serves as Adjunct Lecturer in Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary. Her dissertation, Writing Esther, unpacks the materiality of the Esther scroll in Judaism and shows how Jews have used the written artifact to think through pivotal theological questions raised by the Book of Esther. She is the author of Planting Letters and Weaving Lines: Calligraphy, the Song of Songs, and The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2022), as well as articles in MAVCOR JournalHebrew StudiesPostscriptsReligion and the ArtsJournal of Interreligious StudiesImageVisual Commentary on ScriptureThe Christian Century, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts.

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