Leora F. Batnitzky (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of Religion. Her teaching and research interests include philosophy of religion, modern Jewish thought, hermeneutics, and contemporary legal and political theory. In 2002 she was awarded Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is the author of Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered and the editor of the forthcoming Martin Buber: Schriften zur Philosophie und Religion. She has just completed a new book on the philosophies of Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas, Strauss and Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation. Funded by a three year New Directions fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, she is beginning a new project on the relations between modern legal theory and modern religious thought. Since 2004 she is the co-editor of Jewish Studies Quarterly and she currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the department of religion.