Rachel Rafe Neis is an associate professor appointed in History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, and holds the Jean and Samuel Frankel Chair in Rabbinics.
Questions related to the body and the senses, materiality and ritual space, the formations of religious identity and practice, and the boundaries between humans and other entities (animals, objects, images) drive her work.
Catherine Michael Chin is a writer, historian, and puppet artist based in Northern California. He has published widely on topics in ancient religion and is interested in translating ancient imagined worlds into contemporary abstract puppet theatre.
Rachel Rafe Neis and Catherine Michael Chin ask, “What is a Human?”