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Skidmore College
Religious Studies Department

Greg SpinnerGregory Spinner

Teaching Professor

Office:   Ladd 205A
Phone:  (518) 580-8406

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. from The University of Chicago (2003) 
  • M.A. from The University of Chicago (1988)
  • B.A. from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1987)

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Teaching and Research Interests: 

  • History of Religions: Myth, Mysticism, Millennialism, Material Religion, Visual Culture)
  • Jewish Studies (Bible, Midrash, Kabbalah, Graphic Novels)
  • Christian and Muslim scriptures, and their interpretations
  • Strong interests in Ritual Studies and Gender Studies 

Published Works

  • “Misconceptions: Female Imaginations and Male Fantasies in Parental Imprinting” (with Wendy Doniger), Daedalus  127:1 (1998), 97-129.
  • “Suffering, Jewish Concepts of,” in The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (ABC-CLIO, 2007).
  • “The Use and Abuse of Morphology,” in Religion, Fiction,  and History: Essays in Memory of Ioan Petru Culianu (Bucharest: Nemira, 2001), II: 158-189.